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...

Our DSPs Are VIPs

Direct Support Professional Recognition Week happened in September, and we celebrated our DSPs with fun and games, gifts and treats.Direct Support Professionals not only assist people with disabilities in their daily activities, they help provide empowerment, independence, and inclusion to all the people they serve. Our participants at the Frazer Center develop relationships with their DSPs, who accompany them into the community for social, cultural, educational, volunteer, and employment ... Read More...

The CARE Committee September Teacher of the Month Is…

Congratulations to Ms. Clarke of Expedition for being selected as our 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. Clarke: "She is always so bright and energetic everyday and gives 1000% in everything she does, from her art projects ... Read More...

Lighting Up His World

Aaron Hartman has an infectious smile and a fierce hug. It’s no wonder his Publix customers and co-workers enjoy seeing him. “Aaron just brightens up the store,” says Publix Event Planner Robert Bowen. Aaron has worked for ten years at the Toco Hills location, with the help of Frazer Center’s supported employment program for adults with special needs.Before finding the Frazer Center, Aaron held several different jobs. His parents did a lot of knocking on doors and advocating on his behalf. ... Read More...

Our Very Own Author/Teacher

We are super proud of Frazer Center teacher Kim Crockett-Corson, author of the adorable children's book My Good Morning.Written in rhyming couplets, My Good Morning features an independent little girl getting ready to face her day. Kim’s inspiration for her leading lady is her own daughter, “who almost always wants to do everything by herself even if the result is incorrect, incomplete or worse yet, a fiasco," says Kim. “My daughter is so bright and creative in so many ways that there is no ... Read More...

A Message from our Executive Director

The Frazer Center, in one word, is Inclusion. It is what we do. It is what we value. It is our vision for the world. It is the polar opposite of the hate, the division, the prejudice, and the violence on display recently in Charlottesville, Virginia.We cannot stand for inclusion without standing against injustice and discrimination. A person can never be fully included in our society or share their unique gifts with the world as long as attitudes, systems, and implicit bias treat them as ... Read More...

The CARE Committee August Teacher of the Month Is…

Congratulations to Ms. Deidre for being selected as our 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. Deidre: Deidre is awesome! She always puts up with 1000 questions at the end of the day and keeps me well informed about ... Read More...

The CARE Committee July Teacher of the Month is…

Congratulations to Ms. Tiffany for being selected as our 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. Tiffany: Tiffany has been my daughter's teacher for three years now. She knows the ins and outs of my daughter's ... Read More...