Child Development Program Reunion!

The Director of the Child Development Program (CDP) at our Orange campus invited children who’ve graduated from our CDP program within the last couple years and their families for a lunch time reunion! What a wonderful event! 

Thank you for your Support!

Thank you so much to everyone who donated during “Empowering Possibilities” Giving Day! Together we raised $7,934.80 for RIO! We couldn’t have done it without you! Your generous support is very much appreciated! 
Between RIO and the other eight organizations who participated this year:

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Thank you again for your generous support! 

70’s Day!

Today was 70’s day in our CBAS program! Everyone looked fantastic!

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Exercise in the Park

Great turn out and participation at this week’s Independent Living Skills (ILS) exercise boot camp! Each week, our ILS participants are learning new exercises and healthy living tips!  

Our Pool has Reopened!

Our wonderful indoor, heated pool has reopened! Come join us for fun exercise classes such as Aqua Zumba®, Water Aerobics, or Persistence (shown below)! Free trial classes are available! For more information or our class schedule, please call (714) 633-7400, ext. 241 or 240. Thank you!

Exercise Boot Camp

Our Independent Living Skills (ILS) participants are currently involved in a 13 week exercise and nutrition program called “Healthy Life, Happy Life.” As an added bonus to the program, they are participating in a weekly exercise boot camp led by the ILS staff here at RIO’s park!

Activities at the Park

Our Transitional Adult Program (TAP) participants enjoyed an afternoon of exercises and activities at RIO’s park, including stretches, a walk around the track, and playing ball toss and Frisbee!

RIO’s Executive Director Retires After 51 Years

RIO’s Executive Director, Mr. Praim Singh, is retiring after 51 years. Today, RIO’s staff and clients joined him and his wonderful wife, Marlene (who has been by his side all these years and volunteered countless hours to RIO) in honoring and celebrating their incredible dedication to the organization. 

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Mr. Singh joined the Rehabilitation Institute of Southern California in 1966. At the time, the organization provided therapy services to children and adults with disabilities, and occupied a small farmhouse on six acres of avocado fields at the corner of La Veta and Tustin Avenue in Orange.
Under Mr. Singh’s passionate leadership, RIO constantly grew. Mr. Singh oversaw the continual expansion of the Orange facility (which is currently 75,000 square feet, and includes a therapy park, multiple therapy gyms, and an indoor therapeutic pool), the addition of many day programs for children and adults with disabilities, the opening of two additional facilities (one in Fullerton, the other in San Clemente) and the opening of two apartment complexes for low-income, disabled people.

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For 51 years, Mr. Singh has worked devotedly for the Rehabilitation Institute of Southern California, building an organization that helps hundreds of people every day. Today, RIO provides over a dozen different services for people of all ages.
The RIO community will miss Mr. Singh’s exceptional leadership, and will strive to continue his mission and legacy of helping people with disabilities. Congratulations on your retirement, Mr. Singh!

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