Different Roads to Learning Publishes NSSA Salad Shoppe Curriculum for Young Adults with Autism


NSSA’s Salad Shoppe has been in existence since 2017. Classroom Four Lead Katie Reres and teacher Becky Chi developed the salad preparation and delivery program to help their students learn functional skills to use as they transition into adulthood and beyond their school-age program. The success of the program is due to the conscientious work of all the teachers involved and, of course, the students’ enthusiastic participation.

The salad shop program has proved so successful that educational publishers Different Roads to Learning published the curriculum in a digital format, which is now available for sale on their website here.

To show our appreciation of their efforts in creating this program, NSSA Executive Director Nicole Weidenbaum presented Katie and Becky with plaques of appreciation for their contributions.


Nicole expressed her pride and appreciation for all of Classroom Four’s efforts: “I am in awe of the NSSA staff every day.  The systematic, dedicated and respectful way they work with our students and program participants is unparalleled.  We strive to reach as many people who are in need of services as possible.  The fact that Katie Reres and Becky Chi took what they do in class and made it replicable is a great source of pride for NSSA.  Thank you Katie, Becky and Different Roads to Learning for helping us to disseminate our curriculum.  I hope it is the first of many more to come!”

We are all very proud of the NSSA Salad Shoppe and especially the students for bringing this program to life by creating delicious, healthy salads and delivering them to happy customers at NSSA every week.