What a special treat our B.R.I.D.G.E.S. students enjoyed as they headed to IHOP for their early morning Community Based Instruction (CBI) trip! As the students reviewed the menu prior to heading out to IHOP, they couldn’t wait to order all the delicious breakfast items they had on the menu!

To help make the CBI run smoothly, facilitator Mrs. Papili spent class time reviewing some very important skills that the students would be using during their visit to IHOP. They reviewed how to stay within a budget, figure out a tip, what percentage the server should get, table manners, and even had a chance to role play ordering food.

Students had free choices of what they could order if they stayed within the budget of $25 for breakfast! They each ordered their meals independently. Some of the students ordered eggs, bacon, pancakes, and others decided on waffles. As the students enjoyed their breakfast meals, they socialized about a variety of topics.  No electronics were allowed on this CBI, as Mrs. Papili wanted the students to spend time socializing with one another.

After everyone was done eating, each student paid for their meal using their Visa Gift Card funded by HDS Foundation and was sure to include tip for the waiter! So proud of our B.R.I.D.G.E.S. students as they continue to practice there  Budgeting, Resources, Independence, Growth, Development and Social Skills.