RIO’s Transitional Adult Activity Center (TAAC) 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 1:8 staff to participant ratio, TAAC is designed to provide less assistance for participants, as they tend to function at a higher level. Participants in TAAC typically express an interest in transitioning to work programs for paid employment opportunities.
In RIO’s Transitional Adult Activity Center, participants 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 for each participant in developing their personal goals and objectives within the various “modules”.
Depending on the participant’s 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 TAAC’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 consumer 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, 9:00am to 3:00pm
The program is closed on major holidays and the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day