The CARE Committee December Teacher of the Month Is…

Congratulations to Ms. April Jones for being selected as our December 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. Here are some of the things the parents said about Ms. April: "She is so wonderful with the children and really has a passion for teaching. She’s so engaged with them and has high ... Read More...

THANK YOU!

You truly shared your love on GA Gives Day/GivingTuesday. BIG THANKS to everyone who stepped up to make a difference in the lives of people of all abilities. Through your generosity, we raised $16,000. Your gift supports things such as inclusive early education programs, meaningful community opportunities for adults with disabilities, and soil and garden supplies to maintain our forest and wheelchair accessible gardens. It truly takes a village, and we're glad you're a part of ours! ... Read More...

We’re NAEYC Accredited!

We are thrilled to report that our Childhood Development Program has been awarded full accreditation by NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) for the next five Years!   NAEYC is the gold standard for quality early learning in the nation. Only 7% of Georgia's licensed child care centers have achieved this distinction. NAEYC programs are characterized by a desire to always grow in our knowledge of how to prepare children for success, and constantly evaluate and ... Read More...

The CARE Committee November Teacher of the Month Is…

Congratulations to Ms. Kim Brown for being selected as our November 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. Here are some of the things the parents said about Ms. Kim: "Kim is such a creative teacher. She plans wonderful activities for our children—things that I would never dream up to do at ... Read More...

Visit from a VIP

At the Frazer Center, we have lots of scrapbooks and photos from our 68-year history, but recently we were lucky enough to meet a bit of living history when we received a visit from one of the very first students ever to attend.Charlie Ledbetter grew up in College Park and now lives at Christian City Convalescent Center in Union City. He remembers the old church basement that was the original home of the Frazer Center, then known as the Cerebral Palsy Center. He also remembers when the ... Read More...

A Family’s Journey

You'll see children and adults with Down syndrome every day at the Frazer Center sharing their inner light, their giving hearts, the things that make them unique, and things that make them just like everyone else. Lucy Hudak is our youngest attendee with Down syndrome. Her mother Callie was gracious enough to share a bit of their story with us.Ryan and Callie Hudak were living in Texas when Callie became pregnant with Lucy. Their first daughter Cate was 2 years old at the time. When Callie ... Read More...

We Love Our Volunteers!

We love our 39-acre forest setting and beautiful historic gardens. However, we stay quite busy running our early education and adult programs. Volunteers help us do what we do by working with our facilities staff to do some much-needed maintenance on our building, forest, and gardens.Volunteers have really made a big impact at Frazer. We have hosted groups from companies such as Ernst & Young, Turner, Deloitte, Sherwin Williams, and Terminus, who have put in hundreds of hours of labor in ... Read More...

Travelin’ Man

Ernest has a mellifluous belly laugh. He loves listening to “old-school” music like the Temptations, he loves his Atlanta Falcons, and he also loves to travel. He’s been to such places as the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, the Bahamas, and Cozumel, Mexico. But Ernest hasn’t always had such amazing opportunities.Three years ago, he moved into a residential group home. He was 48 at the time, and it was his first experience living independently. Yes, he depends on support staff that helps him get ... Read More...

The CARE Committee October Teacher of the Month Is…

Congratulations to Ms. Gillian for being selected as our October 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. Here are some of the things the parents said about Ms. Gillian: "She is wonderful! Ms. Gillian has been the calming personality in a room of 2-year-old chaos for the last year and a half now ... Read More...

A Family’s Journey

Phoenix Dolopei was six months old when she was diagnosed with Cri du Chat, a rare genetic condition also known as Five P Minus (5P-). Her mother, Kathleen Howell, describes going through the stages of grief when Phoenix was diagnosed, especially after being told by a genetic specialist that Phoenix would never walk, talk, or feed herself. Kathleen was forced to re-examine, release, and reform the hopes she had for her daughter.Kathleen did her best to educate herself about Cri du Chat ... Read More...