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Not Going to Miss My Shot!” Presented by Dr. Melissa Mason

Wednesday, August 18th

1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Many children have not been receiving routine health care during the pandemic and have fallen behind on their immunizations. What is being done to get kids caught up?

This virtual workshop will focus on how health care providers have had to become creative and more flexible in how they provide care and what is being done to safely bring kids and their families back into the office.

To Register
Let’s Begin the Journey

Tuesday, August 24th

10:00 am -12:00 pm

During the virtual workshop, find out about special education services. Learn about the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process and being a part of the IEP team. Gather tools to make informed decisions and learn ways to build relationships through good communication.

To Register

Forward @14

Saturday, August 21st and 28th

10:00 am -3:00pm

Forward@14 is a series of virtual workshops designed for youth to gain more knowledge and understanding transitioning into adulthood.

Youth, parents, and community members will learn together and have opportunities to practice and reflect on topics such as:

• Disability Awareness and Self-Advocacy

• Options After High School

• Disability Laws

• Healthcare Transition

• How to Run Your Own IEP/ISP

• Social Opportunities

To Register

If you are in need of a sign

language interpretation or any other assistance accessing the

workshops, please call us when you register or at least a week prior to

the workshop at

(505) 247-0192 or 1-800-524-5176

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We’re here to guide you through your best year yet!
As the summer comes to a close, families are preparing to send their children back to school. While this is certainly an exciting time, it can also be nerve-wracking for some families worrying about how their child will transition into the new environment. Parents Reaching Out is here to help support you and your family. Please feel free to give our office a call at 505-247-0192 to speak to one of our family liaisons about any of your concerns.

Contact Us

10 Tips for a Successful School Year

  1. Review Your Child’s IEP/504
  2. Create a Student Snapshot
  3. Review medications with the school nurse/staff
  4. Visit the School
  5. Create Routines
  6. Develop a Family Calendar
  7. Communicate with your teacher
  8. Remind your child of their strengths
  9. Review your school’s mask-wearing guildines
  10. Find time for fun activities that your child enjoys doing

Watch our workshop “Planning for a Great School Year!”

Support Group

August 19th

10:00 am -11:30 am

Come to our monthly family-to-family support group. Share your experiences parenting your child or grandchild with disabilities and connect with others who relate to your journey.

Held at the PRO Office

Masks are required to attend

Space is limited so be sure to RSVP


call: (505) 247-0192



Spanish Support Group

August 19th

1:00 pm -2:30 pm

Te invitamos a nuestro grupo de apoyo familia-a-familia que ofrecemos cada mes. Comparta sus experiencias como padre o abuelo de su niño que tiene diferentes retos con otros padres que se pueden identificarse con su experiencia.

Nos reuniremos en la oficina de PRO

Se requiere el uso de mascarilla

Puede traer un snack para compartir si lo desea.

El espacio es limitado, por favor asegúrese de confirmar que asistirá.

Para reservar:  llamar: (505) 247-0192



PRO Reading Recommendations

The First Day Speech Book cover- a young boy standing up in front of his classFirst Day Speech

written by Isabelle Hadala and illustrated by Jose Pardo

“First Day Speech” is a book about a boy excited and nervous about his first day of school. What will the school be like? Will he make friends? What will they think of his craniofacial difference? See how he bravely addresses his classmates and learns how they truly view him.

Amazon Link

our class is a family book cover.jpgOur Class is a Family

written by Shannon Olsen and illustrated by Sandie Sonke

“Our Class is a Family” is a book that focuses on class community.

Amazon Link

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