Provides health, therapeutic, and social services for adults and seniors who have had traumatic brain injury, or an intellectual, neurological, or physical disability.

Program Description:

Offered at all three campuses, Community-Based Adult Services (CBAS) is a medical model day program providing a variety of health, therapeutic, and social services designed to serve the specialized needs of neurologically and physically challenged adults. The primary objectives of the program are to restore or maintain optimal capacity for self-care, and to delay or prevent premature institutionalization. The program stresses partnership with the participant, the family, the physician, and the community in working towards maintaining one’s optimal capacity.
In addition, at our Orange Campus, participants learn functional living, educational, and employment skills by attending a variety of classes throughout the day and engaging 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, and Fitness Camp. Click below to learn more about each class:
Class Descriptions

Scope of Services:

A Multidisciplinary team of health professionals conducts a comprehensive assessment of each participant to determine which CBAS services fulfill the individual’s specific health and social needs. The individualized plan of care may include any of the following:
  • Nursing and Social Services
  • Dietary Consultation
  • Recreation and Social Activities
  • Pharmacy Consultation
  • Social and Recreational Activities
  • Physical Exercise
  • Cognitive Training
  • Individual and Group Counseling for Participants and Family Members
  • Communication Skill Development
  • Socialization and Peer Support Groups
  • Training in Activities of Daily Living
  • Hot Lunch and Snack Program

Eligibility Criteria:

The RIO Community Based Adult Services Program is designed for adults experiencing a decrease in functioning primarily due to a brain injury, stroke, dementia, or other neurological condition.
  • A medical condition requiring treatment or rehabilitation prescribed by a physician
  • Physical and/or cognitive impairments that limit activities of daily living
  • A high potential for further deterioration and possible institutionalization if Community-Based Adult Services were not available

Program Hours:

  • Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 4:00pm at Orange Campus; 7:30am to 4:00pm at Fullerton and San Clemente campuses
  • Program Hours: Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 3:00pm
  • Program is closed on major holidays and the week between Christmas and New Year’s


Contact Information:

Program Contact at Orange Campus: Marsalee Malatesta
Phone: (714) 633-7400, ext. 261
Program Contact at Fullerton Campus: Sofia Martinez
Phone: (714) 680-6060
Program Contact at San Clemente Campus: Alicia Fiore
Phone: (949) 498-7671