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As best practices and evidence based treatment and  psychiatry continue to evolve and improve, we believe in the ideal that no person is beyond help and that we have a duty to provide all children top quality care and treatment with the goal of improved quality of life foremost in mind.



We empower children with developmental disabilities, behavioral challenges, and psychiatric disorders and their families by providing comprehensive individualized treatment that helps each child improve his/her quality of life.

Bernalillo Academy accomplishes this mission through:

  • A dynamic approach to treatment which includes applied behavior analysis; group, individual and family therapies and training; trauma informed milieu and treatment, 24 hour medical care and comprehensive psychiatric care.
  • A strength-based treatment approach that believes every child has the potential to develop skills beyond their current level of functioning and that these skills can be generalized to natural environments.
  • Focus on socially significant behaviors that limit independence and targeting behaviors that cause injury and pain, believing all children should be free of behaviors that limit community inclusion.
  • Respect for and incorporating the values, cultures and opinions of our families as an essential piece of successful treatment outcomes.



To be recognized as a treatment facility that enhances the lives of children with disabilities and psychiatric disorders and their families by supporting skill development and positive behavior management in a nurturing, structured and homelike environment.

Core Values

  • Safety
  • Quality
  • Trust
  • Predictability
  • Accountability