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

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News and Activities

August 2017

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Services for Children with Autism

In July, we continued having fun in the sun at the Corrales Swimming Pool. We celebrated the last session with a summer pool party for the children and their parents. Everyone had fun enjoying the water play, food and laughter. We will be using funding from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico to support two other activities this year. 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.

In July, we continued having fun in the sun at the Corrales Swimming Pool

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 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 August if you are interested in participating in one of these groups. Below is a description of each group.

Preschool Readiness Group: This group is for children 2 to 3 years old and a parent/care giver.

Days & Times: Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11:00 - September 6 through Oct 25, 2017. It is very important that you attend all 8 group sessions.
Location: Shining Stars Preschool Room B20, 4477 9th Avenue NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124.
Goal: Children learn to play and communicate with other children while parents learn activities to prepare their child for preschool.
How to sign up: Complete a registration form and turn it in to our office.

Toddler Movement Group: This group is for children who need to improve their movement skills and a parent/care giver. Children should have at least started walking. This group is supported in part by a grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico.

Days & Times: Tuesdays from 9:30 to 10:30 - September 5 through 26, 2017. It is very important that you attend all 4 group sessions.
Location: Eagle Ridge Gymnastics. Rio Rancho, NM 87124.
Goal: Children improve their muscle strength and coordination and learn to take turns and follow directions. Parents learn ways to help their children to improve their strength and coordination.
How to sign up: Complete a registration form and turn it in to our office.

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 (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

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