We offer intensive residential treatment and educational services at four Gammon Academy campuses in New Hampshire with varying levels of supports for youth ages 5 to 21. In-home services are also available.
- Youth ages 5 to 21 with disabilities and special needs
- On-site medical, health, and behavioral services
- Trauma-informed care
- Family support for reunification
- Education for K-12 students and young adults
- Least-restrictive environment
- Preparation for independent living
- Serving NH residents and beyond
Continuum of Care
Easterseals NH’s continuum of care ranges from the most restrictive facility-based program at Gammon Academy at Zachary Road in Manchester to an Individual Service Option Program, often offered in the family home. Together, our Residential & Educational programs give children and families longer-term consistency and stability while providing a range of options for treatment and advocacy. Our in-house network of care is flexible and comprehensive, allowing children to move between levels of care, including the family home, without the added stress of transitioning to a different care provider or a hospital setting.
The philosophy of the Easterseals NH’s Residential & Educational Services program is to provide the highest quality, treatment-oriented services to youth and their families through family-driven, youth-guided, and trauma-informed care. Treatment is highly structured through individualized counseling and instruction, clinically driven groups, treatment, and transition planning. We assist youth in becoming as independent as possible. Some children are not able to be entirely independent as a result of their disabilities. In that case, we teach them the skills to live as independently as possible in the least restrictive setting.
Easterseals NH Gammon Academy Schools
Educational services from kindergarten to early adulthood at three New Hampshire campuses with residential facilities.
Individual Service Options (ISO)
Solutions that keep youth at home or return them to the family home whenever possible. State-certified services are provided at home, in a state-licensed provider home, in a staffed apartment, in a roommate model, or in a semi-independent living arrangement.
Gammon Academy New School
Easterseals NH is embarking on building a new purpose-built school for its Manchester-based residential education programs on its Zachary Road campus.
How to Access Care
To inquire about our programs or the admissions process, please contact us at 603.206.6700 or ResEdAdmissionsOffice@eastersealsnh.org.
Who We Serve
Easterseals NH’s Residential & Educational Services teach, treat, and care for youth with disabilities and special needs, including, but not limited to:
- Neurodevelopmental Disorders (Intellectual Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Specific Learning Disorder)
- Medical Conditions
- Psychiatric Disorders:
- Anxiety disorders
- Obsessive-compulsive and related disorders
- Bipolar and related disorders
- Depressive disorders
- Trauma and stress-related disorders (post-traumatic stress disorder, reactive attachment disorder)
- Disruptive and impulse control disorders
- Conduct disorders
- Personality Disorders
Our Professional Staff
The staff at each Easterseals NH Gammon Academy facility is carefully selected and highly trained individuals who genuinely care about youth and families. The team works closely with children and their families to ensure the necessary supports are available to reunify successfully.
- Master’s level clinicians
- Experienced family outreach/case management workers
- Psychiatric providers
- Certified educational staff
- Occupational, physical, and speech therapists
- Activity coordinator
- Nursing department with medical and psychiatric expertise
- Nurse practitioner
- Guidance Counselor
- Dental providers
- Academic curriculum that includes 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
- Occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy
- Pre-vocational and vocational training are provided in-house and at business sites within the community
We foster a caring, therapeutic environment in which youth can grow and thrive. Our experienced staff uses a trauma-responsive approach to understand and support each youth and family in the treatment process. The small size of the program allows for highly individualized care.
Building on Relationships
Trusting therapeutic relationships is the key component of treatment in this program. Clinical, educational, and direct care team members provide coordinated plans of care to help each youth mature in ways that support lifelong wellness and independence. The voice and choice of the youth and family are central to the planning process. Treatment goals focus on various skills that support well-being and preparation for the next steps in life. Areas covered include communication, nutrition, self-care activities, regulation, and healthy relationships.
Preparing for Transitions
The Easterseals NH staff team will work to prepare the youth for reunification with family, movement to a less restrictive environment, or transition to adult care options. We work to carefully plan transitions to set the youth or young adults up for success as they move forward. We also work to help the family prepare for their role in the transition.
With over 50 million Americans living with disabilities, our work is far from complete. We encourage you to help us call attention to the experience of people with disabilities, and to raise awareness of and advocate for the services they need to live, learn, work and play in their communities.
News and Stories
February 14, 2024 | Press Release
Easterseals NH & VT has promoted Michele Talwani to the newly created role of Chief Communications and Marketing Officer. Talwani was previously Senior Vice President of Community Relations, having joined Easterseals NH & VT in January 2023.