Meet Our October DSP of the Month

Congratulations to Frazer’s Direct Support Professional of the Month for October, Megan Kennerly!Megan has been a Direct Support Professional (DSP) with the Frazer Center for almost four years. She brings to her work an array of qualifications, but perhaps her greatest gift is her ability to make connections. Megan finds ways to communicate with each individual she works with, whether that person primarily communicates verbally or non-verbally. She gets to know them, their interests, ... Read More...

Meet Our DSP of the Month

Frazer Center’s Adult Program is beginning a new employee recognition program. The Direct Support Professional of the Month is chosen for their professionalism, person-centered planning, quality community outings, thorough documentation, attendance, and general work ethic. Our Direct Support Professionals not only assist people with disabilities in their daily activities, they help provide empowerment, independence, and inclusion to all the adults they serve. Our September DSP of the Month is ... Read More...

Community Access Matters

For people with disabilities, “accessibility” is a word that comes up a lot. For people without disabilities, activities like running to the grocery store, getting to work, or meeting friends at the movies tend to be second-nature. For those with a disability, the logistics around these everyday events often require a heavily coordinated effort. For those who use wheelchairs, that effort is multiplied even further: does the location have a ramp and accessible bathrooms? Even so, getting there is ... Read More...

Making a Difference: Eric Bryant

Being an extrovert is not a prerequisite for working with people with disabilities, but in Eric Bryant’s case, it comes in handy. Eric is a Direct Support Professional with the Frazer Center Adult Program, and he has a way of engaging those around him that seems effortless. Perhaps it was growing up with two older brothers with Down syndrome, or perhaps he was just born with it. Regardless, the adults he works with enjoy having him around.Eric hasn’t always been in the developmental ... Read More...

Off the Ground with Atlanta Ballet

Our pas de deux with Atlanta Ballet is off the ground! Twelve participants in our Adult Program are jumping at the chance to take dance classes twice a week at Atlanta Ballet’s Centre for Dance Education. Some have studied dance before, some have not. After the first week, some said it was hard but they love it. Others are challenged by certain moves, but as one participant said, “I got over it.” One who had taken ballet in the past is more comfortable expressing herself physically than ... Read More...

Frazer Center to Partner with Atlanta Ballet

It might sound like an unlikely pas de deux, but the Frazer Center and Atlanta Ballet are creating a new partnership, thanks to a $50,000 award from the Building Community Network which is led by Georgia Center for Nonprofits and The Home Depot Foundation. An invitation-only competition for nonprofits, the Collaborative Innovation Grant program catalyzes “collaborative action among Atlanta’s top nonprofit organizations,” and requires two organizations with different focus areas to apply ... Read More...