P.O. Box 788 
Bernalillo, NM 87004 
Phone: (505) 867-3396 
Fax: (505) 867-3398 
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July 2017

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Services for Children with Autism

In June, we were saddened by the news that the NM Department of Health cut funding for Recreational Respite programs starting July 1, 2017. Luckily, Abrazos received a grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico to cover the 2nd half of our swimming program and two additional activities this year. We began our “Fun in the Sun” swimming session at the Corrales Swimming Pool in June and will continue through July. We are planning a pool party for the children and their parents at the end of July. Swimming time allows the children to enjoy the playing in water, socialize and stay cool in the summer heat. We are still actively looking for respite providers to meet the needs of our families. We also have openings available for additional families in need of respite care. For more information contact us at 505-404-8502.

We began our 'Fun in the Sun' swimming session at the Corrales Swimming Pool in June and will continue through July

We are seeking Sponsors to assist with the costs so that we can continue to offer this specialized program. You can donate through PayPal or send a check to Abrazos Family Support Services (address above). Thank you for your support!

Services for Families with Infants & Toddlers (FIT)

We will not have any Community Group Activities over the summer months. We are looking for a location that is appropriate for families who have infants and toddlers. We welcome any suggestions. Once we can find an appropriate location and work out an agreement with that business, we will offer community group activities again.

Small Group Activities

We will not be offering small group activities over the summer months. We will be starting a new Toddler Movement group and a new Preschool Readiness group in September 2017. Brochures for each group will be available in August. We will not take sign-ups for these groups until August. Please talk to your Family Service Coordinator in July or August if you are interested in participating in one of these groups. Below is a description of each group.

Preschool Readiness Group: The goal of this group is for children to learn to play and communicate with other children while their parents learn activities to prepare their child for preschool. This group is for children 2 to 3 years of age. This group is for the child enrolled in our program and one parent/caregiver. This group will consist of 1½ hour classes once a week for 8 weeks.

Toddler Movement Group: The goal of this group is for children to learn movement and listening skills while parents learn activities to help their child improve their movement skills. Children who have started walking benefit the most from this group. This group is for children who are enrolled in our program and one parent/caregiver. This group will consist of 1 hour classes once a week for 4 weeks.

HEARING Screening Available

Abrazos conducts hearing screenings for newly referred children during their initial evaluations. We also provide hearing screenings by appointment at our offices or at the Rio Rancho Shining Stars Preschool Child Find event on Saturday mornings (July 29, August 26, Sept 23). There is no cost to families for this service. If you would like to have your child’s hearing screened, please call our office (867-3396) or talk to your Service Coordinator to schedule an appointment. Please be aware that we cannot screen your child’s hearing if she/he has a cold or is sick.

To Cancel an Appointment:

  • Call the main number 867-3396 and leave a message with the operator when you need to cancel an appointment for an individual session or group activity.
  • Call as soon as you know that you cannot make a scheduled appointment.
  • If your child wakes up sick or is sick the day before, call us immediately.

You can contact us by calling 505-867-3396, browsing this website, or by mail at Abrazos Family Support Services, P.O. Box 788, Bernalillo, NM 87004

This Summer Take Your Children to the Library

Your local public library has wonderful summer programs for children including reading times for all ages, craft activities etc. Below are the links to the Albuquerque and Rio Rancho library activities for children.

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