When adults with disabilities and special needs come to Easter Seals El Mirador, they find the highest-quality services designed to meet their individual needs. Teams of therapists, teachers and other health professionals help each person to overcome obstacles to independence and reach his or her personal goals.
Easter Seals also includes families as active members of any therapy program, and offers them support and encouragement.
Easter Seals El Mirador (ESELM) provides Intermediate 24/7 care and support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Easter Seals manages 10 homes in Santa Fe and 6 homes in the Espanola/Alcalde New Mexico area that are licensed as Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF-IID).
ESELM provides a full range of services including community-based living, healthcare, employment training, recreational activities, nutritional support, transportation services, counseling and support therapies.
Our program encourages maximum participation in the community life, achievement of personal goals, self-advocacy, and preparation for employment and control of their environment. The individuals residing at ESELM’s ICF/IID access community activities that are recreational, educational, and of service to community.
A major focus of ESELM’s approach is to enhance an appreciation of the rich cultural heritage embodied within our local communities. Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities at our day programs choose their type and intensity of community involvement including entrepreneurship activities in our Greenhouse.
ESEM actively participates and supports interns from local colleges. Under the clinical supervision of our Independent Therapist, Interns work with individual clients in ESELM’s day habilitation program to enhance the therapeutic activities that support individual needs.