Offered at both our Orange and Fullerton campuses, RIO’s Transitional Adult Program (TAP) is a creative day program designed to teach intellectually disabled adults (18 years and older) functional living skills in combination with social, educational, and vocational training services. With a 1:4 staff to consumer ratio, TAP provides assistance/services for consumers with their ADL’s including: toileting assistance, diaper changing, feeding, and medication.
In RIO’s Transitional Adult Program, consumers learn the following:
Social and Community integration
Use of community resources
Involvement in writing a monthly newsletter
Activities of Daily Living:
Grooming and hygiene
Fine/Gross motor skills
Use of household appliances/equipment
Use of watch/clocks
Living Skills – Self Advocacy:
Use of compensatory devices
Use of adaptive equipment
Use of the telephone
Occupational, Physical, and Speech therapy (if needed)
Following verbal/written directories
Ability to work and get along with others
Use of equipment/tools
Horticulture, maintenance, and clerical training
Training on routine and repetitive jobs
How is Improvement Monitored?
Formal assessments are conducted on each consumer who participates in developing their personal goals and objectives within the various “modules”. Depending on the consumer’s progress, he/she may choose to focus their skill training in one or two skill areas rather than all four modules. As consumer’s meet their goals in each skill area, he/she will be better prepared to pursue less restrictive programming needs.
What are TAP’s Goals?
To train consumers in functional skills to attain greater independence
To provide families, advocates, and care providers with proven strategies toward long term consumer success in work service programs and community living
To educate and assist consumers as they progress in skill level; enabling their advancement through the continuum of services.
Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The program is closed on major holidays and the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day