Who We Help

Angel View helps children and adults with disabilities who live in our group homes as well as those who live in private homes in the Coachella Valley and High Desert. Adults from many valley communities participate in our therapeutic Day Program, headquartered in Desert Hot Springs. We also assist local families struggling to raise children with disabilities through our Outreach Program.

Since Angel View’s doors first opened in 1954, we have accepted clients without regard to race, color or national origin. The only requirement is a qualifying disability.

We Serve Individuals With:

Autism
Cerebral palsy
Downs syndrome
Epilepsy
Intellectual disabilities
Musculoskeletal diseases
Neuromuscular diseases
Orthopedic disorders
Seizure disorders
Spastic quadraplegia
Spina bifida

Placement
When an individual is placed at an Angel View home or is admitted to our Day Program, our Interdisciplinary Team assesses his or her condition and capabilities. In addition to assessing the client's ability to benefit from Active Treatment, we also identify the client's unique:

  • Problems, disabilities and their causes
  • Developmental strengths
  • Developmental behavioral management needs
  • Need for services

The functional assessment includes the client's physical development and health, nutritional status, sensorimotor development, affective development, speech and language development, auditory functioning, cognitive development, social development, adaptive behaviors or independent living skills necessary to function in the community, and as applicable, vocational skills.

Within 30 days of admission, information from the assessment is used to develop the client's individual program plan. All subsequent interventions and services must accomplish the objectives of the individual program plan; all staff who work with the client follow the plan. As objectives are achieved, or as skills are gained or lost, the plan is reviewed and revised as needed.

The Gross Motor Program is an important part of the individual program plan. Working with a physical therapist, the client and his or her family, objectives may include range of motion, use of standers, ambulation activities and wheelchair mobility. The use of a wheelchair, either manual or powered, is an important part of independence at home and in the community.

If you have a loved one who needs placement at an Angel View home or in the Angel View Day Program, or a professional seeking to place a client, please contact us today.

Jamie

Jaime’s Story

A frantic mother of two lost her vital records in a fire. Her son Jaime, 6, has a severe form of spina bifida, a type of birth defect. He needed prescriptions refilled, but without her Medi-Cal card and information, the pharmacy couldn’t fill them.

Angel View Outreach helped her navigate the system to reinstate her benefits. We also helped her access resources, enrolled Jaime in our mileage reimbursement program so he wouldn’t miss important appointments with his specialists, and used a mini-grant to cover the gap cost of medication he needed right away. Helping kids avoid medical emergencies is a key program goal.