Tips for Teaching Children about Disabilities

by Pam McClure, Director, Frazer Center Child Development Program A very special aspect of the Frazer Center is our commitment to inclusivity. The benefits of inclusion are many. Students in an inclusive early childhood educational environment learn the rewarding power of embracing all people, regardless of ability level or background. Children with disabilities in inclusive programs achieve better learning and behavioral outcomes than those served in non-inclusive programs, and children ... Read More...

The CARE Committee February Teacher of the Month Is…

Congratulations to Ms. Arielle Stokes for being selected as our February 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. Arielle: “She cares so much about the kids in her class. She writes detailed emails and notes about how my son is progressing. ... Read More...

Goodness in the Gardens: DERBY DAY

WE'RE OFF TO THE RACES! Actually, we’re off to the Cator Woolford Gardens for our annual gala, Goodness in the Gardens with a DERBY DAY theme, so start searching for your fancy hat now. We’ll provide the mint juleps. We’ll also provide an amazing spread from Sun in My Belly, fine wine, craft beer, live music, live and silent auctions, and great times with great people. That’s YOU!NEW THIS YEAR We heard your requests, and in the Derby spirit, we'll have exclusive "trackside" tables, reserved ... Read More...

Secret from the Garden

For the past few months, we’ve had a secret we’re so excited to finally share: Our new Cator Woolford Gardens website and brand identity is live! It’s full of beautiful, immersive videos and photos from the garden, and we could not be more thrilled!It’s all thanks to the wonderful people at the Nebo Agency, led by co-founder Adam Harrell. We’ve been collaborating with his crew of enthusiastic and über-talented designers, writers, developers, and one extraordinary project manager (and her ... Read More...

Supported Employment WORKS

Watch our video to learn about our Supported Employment Program for adults with developmental disabilities. Frazer Center's Supported Employment Program has three levels of support:First, for those who are already working, we provide on-going support to them and their employers to ensure a successful, long-term working relationship.Secondly, we have customized employment, or what could be thought of as a matchmaking service for those who want to get a job but aren’t quite ready yet or ... Read More...

Family Spotlight: The Rachals

The Rachals have been a part of the Frazer Center family for over five years. Chloe Rachal is a kindergartener now, but her schooling began at Frazer when she was just under a year old. Her mom Kristy says Chloe “developed friendships with other children in the infant room, many of whom were classmates…through Pre-K. I can't say enough about how wonderful our Frazer experience was. Her teachers nurtured her and helped her to build skills needed in elementary school and in life ... Read More...

The CARE Committee January Teacher of the Month Is…

Congratulations to Ms. London Blake for being selected as our January 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. London: “Ms. London is a gem. My daughter adores her and has from day 1 in the Jungle room. She talks to the kids like they are ... Read More...

Teaching Inclusion: Caitlin Macon

Caitlin Macon says it’s one thing to talk about being inclusive; it’s another to actually BE inclusive. Her training is in special education, and at Frazer, she loves being able to put her education to use while also being a general teacher in her classroom.All students in her class benefit from inclusion. “We want them to be compassionate adults, and you can’t expect a child to do that without exposure,” she says. Caitlin appreciates the opportunities “to talk about things like what makes ... Read More...

There’s No Business Like Show Business

As soon as the Adult Program’s 2017 holiday show closed, Rocia Terry started thinking about next year’s theme. Every year, she leads our adult participants in creating the annual show that everyone at Frazer looks forward to. Rocia, who serves as our Program Coordinator, has a degree in Psychology, but it’s her minor in Theatre Arts that really comes in handy during show time.Putting on a show definitely takes a village, and Rocia encourages participation in all aspects of the show. Because ... Read More...

2017 Year in Pictures

You made this a great year for children and adults of all abilities and disabilities at the Frazer Center. Through your support adult participants visited government offices to self-advocate and found employment. Your giving spirit brought adaptive equipment to our playgrounds and helped us celebrate as the Child Development Program received NAEYC accreditation. Donors and volunteers like you worked in the forest with our new partner, Trees Atlanta, and enjoyed the beautiful new re-design of ... Read More...