Community Access Matters

For people with disabilities, “accessibility” is a word that comes up a lot. For people without disabilities, activities like running to the grocery store, getting to work, or meeting friends at the movies tend to be second-nature. For those with a disability, the logistics around these everyday events often require a heavily coordinated effort. For those who use wheelchairs, that effort is multiplied even further: does the location have a ramp and accessible bathrooms? Even so, getting there is ... Read More...

Helping Teachers Help Children

If you’ve ever spent any time with Kenya Duncan, Frazer Center’s Instructional Coordinator, you know she’s a positive, creative, exuberant spirit. You might not ever suspect that she was shy and withdrawn as a child. But Kenya says that’s partly why she is compelled to nurture children today. You might also find it hard to believe that she spent two years in the Army as a field artillery meteorologist. She credits that experience with building her confidence and giving her a can-do attitude, but ... Read More...

Employment First

At Frazer, we believe that every adult who dreams of having a job should have the opportunity to live that dream. Through our Supported Employment Program for adults with developmental disabilities, our staff spends time getting to know each individual’s interests and helps evaluate that person’s skills. Our staff also works on nurturing relationships within the business community to find employment matches that are a win for all parties involved. Once a match is made, we provide continued ... Read More...

Meet Our New Board Members

We at Frazer are thrilled and honored to welcome four new members to our board of directors.PHILLIP CAMPBELL is managing partner at Homegrown Capital, a private capital firm specializing in residential new construction and renovation loans. Phillip is a current parent in Frazer’s Child Development Program and is a Lake Claire neighbor with deep family ties to the Druid Hills/Decatur area. His wife’s uncle is a past participant of Frazer Center's Adult Program. Phillip has a degree in ... Read More...

Teaching Inclusion: April Jones

April Jones was at the University of West Georgia, working as a research assistant in an archeology lab while majoring in both environmental science and anthropology, when she could no longer deny that she just wasn’t happy. She loved science, and her mother was an environmental scientist, but April wasn’t feeling it. She decided to take some time off from school and happened upon a job in a childcare center. She never considered becoming a teacher until a colleague noticed her natural abilities ... Read More...

A Family’s Journey: The Fraziers

Donovan “Donnie” Frazier is thriving in his second year at the Frazer Center according to his mother Lauren. But the Frazier family’s journey hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing.In the summer of 2014, when Lauren was 36 weeks into her pregnancy with Donnie, she experienced what felt like stomach pain. Her husband Dashaun took her to the hospital, and Lauren quickly went from the ER into Labor & Delivery where she was scheduled to be induced the next day. But it turned out that her ... Read More...

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...

SEEKING EDEN in Our Backyard

Cator Woolford Gardens, a social enterprise of the Frazer Center, is one of about 30 gardens featured in the new book Seeking Eden: A Collection of Georgia’s Historic Gardens, a passion project written by Staci L. Catron and Mary Ann Eaddy, with photography by James R. Lockhart. A beautiful tome featuring gardens throughout the state, it appeals to gardeners and non-gardeners, history buffs, and those who love exploring Georgia’s hidden gems.Often described as one of those hidden gems, Cator ... 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...