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...

The CARE Committee May Teacher of the Month Is…

Congratulations to Ms. Camillia Burden for being selected as our May CARE Committee “Teacher of the Month!”  The CARE Committee knows that teachers are the heart and soul of every school, and takes great pride in recognizing our incredible teachers here at the Frazer Center, through the voices of the parents. Ms. Camillia is Assistant Teacher in the Little Cloud classroom. Here are some of the things the parents said about her:“As a parent that primarily does pick-up in Little Cloud, Miss ... 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...

A Family’s Journey: The Hegazys

Like typical sisters, Lily and Talia Hegazy fight over their toys. They are 3-yr-old twins who are learning to negotiate their way with each other and their big brother. Not so typically, Lily was born with a condition known as anophthalmia, and Talia was born with periventricular leukomalacia (PVL).Anophthalmia is the absence of one or both eyes. Lily has no right eye, a deformed left eye, and no optic nerve. PVL is a type of brain damage in infants involving small areas of white matter. ... Read More...

Thank you for all the GOODNESS!

YOU belong in the Winner’s Circle for helping to make Frazer Center’s GOODNESS IN THE GARDENS: DERBY DAY a success!  Guests, volunteers, sponsors, and staff all came together to support the mission of the Frazer Center. The weather was beautiful, the food from Sun In My Belly was amazing, and the mint juleps were flowing in abundance. All auction items were sold, Black Gold (1924) was the winning Golden Ticket, and the Pledge-to-Protect paddle-raise was a lively competition.For some, ... 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...