Program is offered at Lincoln Middle School in Rio Rancho for its students with Autism. Program is offered 3 days/week after school and provides individualized assistance and activities in the areas of functional academics, communication, socialization, physical fitness and nutrition. Students prepare their own nutritional snack. Ratio of staff to student is generally 1:3; specialized testing is administered before and after program to determine progress in different skills as well as to identify future skills to work on with each student. Expansion is being requested at other schools by parents and teachers; funding is major issue.
The mission of Abrazos Family Support Services is to improve the lives of children and adults with, or at risk for, developmental disabilities and their families by providing specialized services in Bernalillo and Sandoval counties. Abrazos is committed to providing meaningful and dignified support for all individuals with developmental delays and developmental disabilities.412 Camino Don Tomas