Who We Are

Our mission

Easterseals El Mirador (ESELM) is an Intermediate Care Facility for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IDD).

Our mission is to provide a comprehensive array of quality supports for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Our participants are integrated into community environments centered on personal choice, self-value and dignity.


  • We are a teaching/training and therapeutic organization
  • Every interaction between a client and staff is an opportunity to help improve a life
  • We promote personal choice
  • We do our work in an atmosphere of community inclusion


Easter Seals El Mirador was initially awarded the maximum three year 
accreditation award by The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation
Facilities in 1988.  Subsequently, El Mirador was once again awarded the three 
year maximum accreditation in 1991, 1994, 1997, 2000 and 2003 for the programs including:

  •  Work Services
  •  Supported Employment
  •  Personal and Social Adjustment Services
  •  Residential Services (Supervised living & supported independent living)

The current accreditation was awarded in the summer of 2003.


ESELM programming is administered from several sites:  Alcalde (P.O. Box 39) providing services to developmentally disabled adults Espanola Valley and and 10 A Van Nu Po in Santa Fe, which serves the developmentally disabled adult population in the Santa Fe area. The telephone numbers are 505-852-4243 in Alcalde, 505-424-7700 in Santa Fe.   


  • We believe that each person has value, self-worth and the potential for continued personal growth.
  • We feel all people can contribute to their communities and make informed choices and decisions that affect their lives.
  • We strive to focus on abilities and strengths rather than disabilities and barriers by enabling each individual to reach a greater level of independence.
  • In order to respond to each person's potential, we provide a variety of individual supports which include personal growth, individualized therapies, community work and employment, recreation, community living and other specialized services.
  • We believe that the above values are a vital part of our heritage and continue to shape our future.

In the spotlight

Walk With Me Spotlight

Easter Seals Walk With Me is an event to raise awareness and support for families living with disabilities! Join hundreds of passionate people in your community for a day full of entertainment, fun and, of course, our signature walk! Every walk event is different -- your walk could be at a local school or at the aquarium. But every walk is a lifeline of funds that enables your local Easter Seals to continue providing vital services and support to people with disabilities and their families.

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