Residential & Educational Services

Philosophy: The philosophy of the program is to provide the highest quality, treatment-oriented services to youth and their families through the provision of care that is family-driven, youth-guided and trauma-informed. The program is designed to be highly structured through individualized counseling and instruction, clinically driven groups, treatment and transition planning. The programs assist youth to become as independent as possible. If a youth is not able live independently as a result of his or her disabilities, we teach them the skills to live with as much independence as possible in a setting that is the least restrictive.

Continuum of Care: Easterseals offers a continuum of care within the Easterseals Children’s Residential Program ranging from the most restrictive facility-based program at Zachary Road to the Individual Service Option Program, which is community based and offers different levels of support. The continuum of care allows Easterseals an option of providing therapeutic treatment and advocacy to children and families at all levels. This option is flexible and comprehensive.

Residential & Educational Programs

Easterseals Gammon Academy at Mammoth Road
This program is located in a residential neighborhood in Manchester, NH. The facility provides treatment to children and youth between the ages of 5 and 21. The primary population of the program is ages 13-21 years old. Youth in this program have psychiatric, neurobehavioral, developmental, and/or intellectual challenges, and have developed a basic foundation of regulation, communication and social interaction skills preparing them to begin practicing safe participation in community-based activities.

Easterseals Gammon Academy at Krol HouseThis program is located in a residential neighborhood in Manchester, NH. The target population for this program is older boys and young men who are preparing to transition to an adult setting. This program provides opportunities for youth to practice independent living skills such as housekeeping and cooking skills, navigating safely in the community, and getting along with house mates.

Easterseals Gammon Academy at Lancaster
This program is a small satellite program in the White Mountains of NH. The target population of this program is youth with, neurobehavioral, developmental and intellectual challenges. Residential treatment is open to children and youth ages 5-21.

Gammon Academy Educational ProgramsServe students 5-21 with both general and special educational needs. The highly advantageous faculty to student ratio insures exceptional instruction and includes all related services. Our faculty use Positive Behavior interventions and supports to help students develop behavioral and social skills. The skill building occurs in a structured setting, supporting and reinforcing the students developing confidence and self-esteem.

Gammon Academy at Zachary Road
Easterseals Gammon Academy at Zachary Road campus is the largest campus. There are 8 separate halls, allowing for differentiated treatment based upon age and identified needs. This campus serves children and youth of all genders between the ages of 5 and 21 years old. Services for youth with neurobehavioral, developmental, and intellectual challenges are offered for the entire range of ages, while treatment for youth with a primarily psychiatric presentation is only offered for latency aged children (5-12 years old).

Individual Service Options (ISO)
Serves either in the family home, a state licensed provider home, a staffed apartment, a roommate model or a semi-independent living arrangement. Our ISO program is certified with the State of NH to provide the following:

  • In Home Services
  • Foster Care Services
  • Child Health Support Services
  • Home Base Therapeutic Services
  • License Foster Homes

Our Professional Staff

The staff at each Easter Seals Res/Ed facility is carefully selected and highly trained individuals who truly care about youth and families. Staff will work closely with the youth and their families to ensure necessary supports are available to reunify successfully.

  • Master's Level Clinicians
  • Experienced Family Outreach/Case Management  
  • Full Time Psychiatric coverage
  • Certified Educational Staff
  • Occupational, Physical, Speech Therapists
  • Dietician
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Nursing Department with Medical and Psychiatric Expertise
  • Academic Highlights
  • Academic curriculum including art, music and physical education aligned with the New Hampshire state standards
  • Faculty-student ratio ranges from 1:1 to 1:3. Ratio depends on specific student requirements
  • Academic, psychosocial and occupational, physical therapy, speech, and vocational evaluations and testing conducted by full-time faculty
  • Individual and group counseling sessions available in every treatment plan. Each student is assigned a therapist and on-call therapeutic support is available
  • Physical, occupational and speech and language therapy are provided in the classroom or community.
  • Pre-vocational and vocational training provided in-house and at business sites within the community.

Who We Serve

Easter Seals Residential/Education Services serve a wide array of youth with disabilities and special needs including, but not limited to:

  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Substance Abuse
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorders
  • Non-verbal Learning Disabilities   
  • Speech and Language Impairments
  • Sexual Abuse/Trauma
  • Personality Disorders
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Self-Injurious Behavior
  • Severe Behavior Difficulties
  • All levels of the Autism Spectrum
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • All levels of Intellectual Impairment

For more information, please call the Admissions Department at 603.206.6603 or contact us using the button below.

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KaliaFew people are able to carry themselves with Kalia’s level of positivity and calm. It is hard to imagine that she once described herself as “confrontational and angry.” When 15-year-old Kalia came to ESNH’s Gammon Academy, an educational and residential facility, she faced many issues at home, at school, and within herself. She struggled with anxiety and depression from a young age and had attempted suicide multiple times. Kalia was in a self-destructive cycle that left her without feelings of hope for a future of any kind. Click here to read more about Kalia
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