Transitional Adult Program

This program is also available at our Fullerton facility
Who Needs This Program?
Consumers who need more training and longer periods of “real work and life” experiences in order to learn the necessary skills for community living and/or employment.
How is Training Done?
Training “modules” are designed to develop and maintain the consumer’s functional skills, similar to those of non disabled adults. The following training “modules” include, but are not limited to the following:
Communications:
  • Social and Community integration
  • Receptive/Expressive language
  • Mobility training
  • Community safety
  • Prioritizing
  • Decision making
  • Consumer identification
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Problem solving
  • Use of community resources
  • Involvement in writing a monthly newsletter
Activities of Daily Living:
  • Grooming and hygiene
  • Fine/Gross motor skills
  • Medication management
  • Dressing
  • Laundry skills
  • Meal preparation
  • Money management
  • Use of household appliances/equipment
  • Use of watch/clocks
  • Dental hygiene

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Living Skills – Self Advocacy:
  • Functional academics
  • Use of compensatory devices
  • Use of adaptive equipment
  • Use of the telephone
  • Natural consequences
  • Goal setting
  • Occupational, Physical, and Speech therapy (if needed)
Pre-Employment:
  • Following verbal/written directories
  • Follow through
  • Ability to work and get along with others
  • Use of equipment/tools
  • Horticulture, maintenance, and clerical training
  • Job exploration
  • 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.
Program Hours:
  • 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
Funding Information:
Contact Information:
Program Director: Sandra Walker
Phone: (714) 633-7400, ext. 218
Appeal Rights Notification:
For complaints go to the Department of Developmental Service website at www.dds.ca.gov/complaints or call (916) 654-1987