Bearsun Walk for a Cause - Ayooooo!

One of our very own Aaron Norrid was able to track down Bearsun while he was going through Taos County and took a picture with him.
Bearsun is walking from Los Angeles to New York for six different causes:
Disabled Community - Join Bearsun in making a difference by supporting a good cause! He's raising money for Villa Esperanza Services (Villa Esperanza Services) and any donation will help make an impact. Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause means alot to my old boss Charles Tapert over at the his family own business called StoneTapert”. He donates his time & funds to this community every year. This non profit does so many amazing things!
Autism - Founded in 1965, the Autism Society is the oldest and largest grassroots autism organization in the United States, providing resources for the entire autism spectrum and the whole lifespan related to education, advocacy, services and support. With a network of over 100 affiliates, the Autism Society plays a critical role in connecting people to services and supports that improve their quality of life in communities around the country.

He is also walking for: Cancer, Mental Health, and for the Environment

So far through his walk he has raised a combined total of $54,465.00!! From 1,865 generous donors.

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Help Fund Medicaid

Help us provide continued services for THEIR future...

DONATE TODAY!  Your donation will help us ensure the high quality and continued existence of services and continue to support our clients and their families. To donate in the support our efforts click here.
To see our past donors please click here.


On a quiet Sunday evening, in mid-October, devastation hit our entire ELADC family. While everyone was at home with their families staying safe from COVID-19, our building suffered a terrible fire. The fire damaged the roof, walls, windows, and office equipment. The entire building has also sustained major smoke and water damage. if you would like to donate to aid us in the restoration of our building please click here.

Our Day Programs in the office have been halted since the Coronavirus closed our doors in late March. Daily updates regarding the current state of the virus and various NM announcements are available on and Due to a structural fire that our building sustained, our offices will be closed until restorations are completed.

Our management will be working from home and can be contacted through email or phone, please see the listing below:

Administration Department

Executive Director
Claudine R. Valerio-Salazar

Phone: (575) 776-1292

Human Resource/Sub-Contract Manager
Melissa Montoya
Email all application to this address.

Early Childhood Department
Please state if you're calling for referrals, or with Early Intervention questions.

Baleria Santistevan

Phone: (575) 770-3244

Developmental Specialists
Krystal Jeantete

Zaly Ortega
Sarah Ellis

Adult Services Department

Customized Community Supports
Joseph Rivera
Phone: (575) 613-5697

Supported Living
Allen Martinez

Phone: (575) 779-3964

QAQI Training Coordinator
Analisa Rugelio
Phone: (575) 779-1105

EnSueños Y Los Angelitos Development Center (ELADC) has been providing services in Taos County for over 44 years. We currently serve and support approximately 100 children and 32 adults with various disabilities. We provide quality individualized services, birth through life, to children with special needs, adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and their families by providing a specialized team of caring, trained, professionals.  Click here to read our SUCCESS STORY 2017

Funding Sources

DD Waiver Standards

How do I Acquire Services??

It is quite a lengthy process to receive services, so we advise everyone to begin the process as soon as possible.  You need to go to the North East Regional Office located at 224 Cruz Alta Rd, Suite B, Taos New Mexico, and they will show you your next step.

New Rules Expected to Speed Up Developmental Disability Waiver Process.

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham last week directed the state’s Department of Health and Human Services Department to develop a new Medicaid supports waiver that would that would help bridge gaps in services for New Mexicans on the waiting list. The Legislature allocated $1.5 million for the Department of Health to study and develop the waiver, as well as $7.5 million to help roughly 300 people get off the list. To read full article click here...

How Do You See Me?

Actress Olivia Wilde appears in the latest moving film by Saatchi & Saatchi for Italy's national organization for people with Down Syndrome.
The spot, directed by Reed Morano at Pulse Films, highlights World Down Syndrome Day on March 21. It aims to start a conversation around how those living with Down Syndrome see themselves and how they can be disadvantaged when people pre-judge them based on their condition.
Published March 18, 2016

Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

EnSueños Y Los Angelitos Development Center operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.  To find out more about our nondiscrimination obligations, to file a complaint, or to request this information in another language, please contact Claudine Valerio-Salazar, Executive Director at 1030 Salazar Rd., Taos New Mexico 87571 or (575) 758-4274 or you can contact the NMDOT Title VI Coordinator, PO Box 1149, Santa Fe, NM 87504-1149 or (800) 554-0936 or (505) 827-1744.

EnSueños Y Los Angelitos Development Center opera sus programas y servicios, sin distinction de raza, color y origennacional, segun en Tituio VI de la Ley de Derechos Ciciles.  Para obtener mas informacion sorbre el programe de derechos civeles de EnSueños Y Los Angelitos Development Center o para obtener mas informacion sobre los procedimientos para presenter una queja, llame a escribida Claudine Valerio-Salazar, Director Ejecutivo en 1030 Salazar Rd., Taos New Mexico 87571 o (575) 758-4274 o puede ponerse en contacto con el NMDOT Title VI Coordinador, PO Box 1149, Santa Fe, NM 87504-1149 o (800) 554-0936 o (505) 827-1744.