Inclusion Matters – January 2017

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A remarkable Frazer student reminds us why children of all abilities benefit from an inclusive, high-quality early education. Take a moment to meet Alexandra “Zandy”, a two-year-old born with Fibular Hemimelia that is thriving at the Frazer Center. Read the story on our blog 

JUST ANNOUNCED: The next work day in the Frazer Forest with Trees Atlanta will be Saturday, February 4th from 9am – 12pm. Join this Forest Restoration Project to learn from experts and help sustain this beautiful community resource and green space for years to come! Sign up here

Experience that certain je ne sais quoi of April in Paris during the Frazer Center’s annual fundraiser, Goodness in the Gardens.  A memorable night is assured as you’ll enjoy the official debut of the newly redesigned Cator Woolford GardensLearn more about Goodness
As we dive into 2017, let’s take one last moment to look at all the great pictures of 2016. So many accomplishments, so much learning, so much fun! Remember, YOU can ensure another terrific year of inclusive programs by giving to the Frazer Center today! View the Year in Pictures

  • Check out some photos & videos from the Adult Program’s spectacular Holiday Show on the Frazer blog!
  • Big congrats to the Frazer Center “Employees of the Quarter“, as selected by their colleagues. Thanks for all you do Taija (Adult Program), Mike (Facilities & Grounds), and Jessica (Child Program)!
  • This month Frazer Center and The Arc Georgia organized a meeting for legislators at the capitol to distribute information about legislative priorities of the Unlock! Coalition, made up of self-advocates, families, service providers, and advocacy organizations for Georgians with developmental disabilities. We look forward to working with elected officials to ensure the issues of Georgia’s disability community are heard and addressed!
  • Congratulations to Ms. Jessica for being selected as our January CARE Committee “Teacher of the Month!” Check out our blog to read some of the amazing things parents have to say about her!
  • Do not leave purses, briefcases, electronic devices of any sort, or packages visible in your car, even if you’re running in and out of the Center quickly. Car break-ins increase during the holiday season throughout the metro-area, and criminals target cars where they can easily see and steal valuables. A good resource to refer to is the Clean Car Checklist and safety tips from the Atlanta Police Department.
  • Drive slowly and avoid using your phone when driving on Frazer property (from the bottom of the hill to the back gate). Consider that over 500 people (of all ages and abilities) enter and exit Frazer Center every day.
  • All dogs must be kept on a leash while in the Frazer forest and grounds.
  • Only use the South Ponce de Leon entrance to both enter and exit the property and please do not park in the fire lanes.