Our History

Alta Mira is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that was incorporated in 1985 following the consolidation of two predecessor agencies, Albuquerque Special Preschool and Esperanza Para Nuestros Ninos. Both of these agencies were founded in 1968 by parents of children with developmental risks, delays and disabilities, to develop quality services within the community.

Since 1985 Alta Mira has continued the work of these organizations. As the knowledge base for supporting families has changed over the years so has Alta Mira, but we have maintained the core values on which we were founded – client care and respect for families as experts.

Alta Mira provides both Early Childhood Services (for children age zero-three) and Family Support Services.

Our Mission

Alta Mira Specialized Family Services, Inc. supports individuals with intellectual/developmental risks, delays or disabilities and their families to optimize quality of life.

Our Vision

Alta Mira Specialized Family Services is a nonprofit organization that serves people of all ages with developmental risks, delays or disabilities throughout their lives.

  • We believe that these issues affect not only the person, but the family and the community, too.
  • We respect the family as the expert — empowering, validating and encouraging family members to be confident advocates.
  • We promote inclusion for people with developmental risks, delays or disabilities in every aspect of community life.
  • We work closely with individuals and their families to help them strengthen basic life skills, achieve their goals and reach their full potential.