RIO’s Transitional Adult Program (TAP) is a creative day program that specializes in serving adults, 18 years and older, who have intellectual disabilities. Offered at our Orange and Fullerton campuses, participants learn functional living, educational, and employment skills.
At our Orange Campus, participants attend a variety of classes throughout the day and engage in different activities. Class topics include Health & Wellness, Pre-Employment & Academics, Social Development, Creativity & Self-Expression, and Multi-Sensory Learning. Participants also have the opportunity to attend different elective classes, including Career Development, Computers, Aquatics, Fitness Camp, Music and Seminars.
Overall, participants learn the following skills:
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 for each participant in developing their personal goals and objectives within the various “modules”.
Depending on their progress, he/she may choose to focus their skill training in one or two skill areas rather than all four modules.
As participants 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 participants in functional skills to attain greater independence
To provide families, advocates, and care providers with proven strategies toward long term participant success in work service programs and community living
To educate and assist participants 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