Teaching Inclusion: Frazer + ALC

Almost one year ago, Frazer Center began a partnership with the Adaptive Learning Center (ALC), thanks to a grant from the Goizueta Foundation. Inclusion is at the heart of Frazer’s mission, so we were thrilled to begin this pilot program that allows for two Inclusion Consultants, contracted through ALC, to be at Frazer five days a week. Annie Brown and Nympha Meadows have become part of the Frazer family, and their work here is invaluable.Both Annie and Nympha hold a master’s in Applied ... Read More...

A Frazer Family’s Journey

Carol Anderson and her sons, Aaron and Drew, found Frazer Center’s Adult Program in 2012. But they almost didn’t. The brothers are in their thirties now, but before Drew was born, when Aaron was 18 months, he lost his verbal skills. The family was living in Ohio at the time, and Carol set out on a mission to find out what was happening to her son. After a battery of tests, Aaron was diagnosed with autism. Once Drew was born, Carol’s radar was already up thanks to Aaron, so when she realized Drew ... Read More...

Meet Our New Development Director, Tonja Holder

Frazer Center is thrilled to have Tonja Holder joining the team as Development Director. Tonja brings a wealth of experience to the table as well as a passion for service in the nonprofit sector. “All of my nonprofit work is about creating equality and justice for people who are underserved,” she says.Tonja grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. She has a Bachelors in Global Studies and Spanish, and a Masters in Political Science. She moved to Atlanta in the early ‘90s to attend Emory University ... Read More...

The CARE Committee Teachers of the Month

Congratulations to Ms. Cathy Morgan-Davenport and Ms. Karimata Balde for being selected as our CARE Committee Teachers 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. Cathy is Lead Teacher in the Ocean classroom. Here are some of the things parents said about her: “She has been such a wonderful teacher so far this year ... Read More...

Meet Our New Supported Employment Specialist

Frazer Center is thrilled to have Unondus Walker joining our Adult Program team as Supported Employment Specialist. Unondus grew up in a military family and has lived in many areas of the US as well as Germany, Italy, and the Czech Republic. She graduated from Fayetteville State University in North Carolina with a degree in sociology and a minor in social work. While in college, her intention was to work with children, but her career path led her to the mental health field and ultimately to the ... Read More...

CONGRATULATIONS to Pre-K Teacher Caitlin Macon!

Caitlin Macon, one of Frazer’s Pre-K teachers, has been honored with the 2018 Peggy A. Gallagher Award for Inclusion of Young Children with Special Needs.The award is given by the Georgia Association for the Education of Young Children (GAEYC) to recognize “distinguished service to quality educational improvements for all of Georgia’s children.”“I am beyond honored to receive this award!” says Caitlin. “It feels amazing to be recognized for the emotional investment we put in at our ... Read More...

A Family’s Journey: The Schunior Joneses

Hank was three years old when his parents, Larry Jones and Emily Schunior, started facing new challenges with him. Emily would drop him off at his childcare center, and he would be “clearly anxious and afraid to go there. They’d call us thirty minutes later to come pick him up,” she says. They were noticing that Hank was having trouble regulating his emotions and behavior, and it wasn’t long before he was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder. “He’s very sensory,” says ... Read More...

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...

A Santa for All Seasons

Technically, it’s still summer, but that doesn’t stop Santa from visiting the Frazer Center. In fact, he’s becoming a year-round guest thanks to Frazer’s ongoing relationship with the Kiwanis Club. Kiwanis Club of Atlanta is the oldest chapter in Georgia and is truly a local treasure. With the motto of “Learn, Serve, Connect,” Kiwanians have the opportunity to learn about and volunteer with nonprofits in Georgia. Thanks to this mission, Frazer has been the beneficiary of a gift in the form of ... Read More...