RIO’s Transitional Adult Activity Center (TAAC) is a creative day program that specializes in serving adults, 18 years and older, with intellectual disabilities. This program is similar to our Transitional Adult Program, but for more self-directed adults who require minimal supervision. 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, 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 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