A Family’s Journey: The Hegazys

Like typical sisters, Lily and Talia Hegazy fight over their toys. They are 3-yr-old twins who are learning to negotiate their way with each other and their big brother. Not so typically, Lily was born with a condition known as anophthalmia, and Talia was born with periventricular leukomalacia (PVL).Anophthalmia is the absence of one or both eyes. Lily has no right eye, a deformed left eye, and no optic nerve. PVL is a type of brain damage in infants involving small areas of white matter. ... Read More...

Thank you for all the GOODNESS!

YOU belong in the Winner’s Circle for helping to make Frazer Center’s GOODNESS IN THE GARDENS: DERBY DAY a success!  Guests, volunteers, sponsors, and staff all came together to support the mission of the Frazer Center. The weather was beautiful, the food from Sun In My Belly was amazing, and the mint juleps were flowing in abundance. All auction items were sold, Black Gold (1924) was the winning Golden Ticket, and the Pledge-to-Protect paddle-raise was a lively competition.For some, ... Read More...

Week of the Young Child 2018

Frazer Center recently participated in The Week of the Young Child™, an annual celebration hosted by our accrediting agency, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Week of the Young Child is a chance to celebrate early learning, young children, their teachers, and families.Kenya Duncan, Instructional Coordinator of our Child Development Programs, led the way with special events and activities happening each day. Here are some photos from the ... Read More...

The CARE Committee April Teacher of the Month Is…

Congratulations to Ms. Isis Wilson for being selected as our April 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. Isis is Assistant Teacher in the Ocean classroom. Here is what a parent said about her: “Since her first day in the classroom, Isis has brought energy and smiles. She laughs and plays ... Read More...

A Family’s Journey: The Kitchens

Mollie and Tyler Kitchens’ daughter Emma was 3 months old when she had her first seizure—at least the first noticeable one. She was actually 6 weeks old when she started experiencing what’s known as infantile spasms, but Mollie and Tyler had no frame of reference to identify them as anything out of the ordinary. But at 3 months, they rushed Emma to the hospital where she was diagnosed with epilepsy. They were told it could be a one-time fluke or something she could grow out of. There was no ... Read More...

We’re in the backstretch toward Derby Day!

Join us for Goodness in the Gardens as we party with a mission: to support Frazer’s inclusive communities where children and adults, with and without disabilities, gather, learn, and flourish.In addition to catering and service by Sun In My Belly, we’ll have an open bar with beer, wine, and spirits, which always makes the live auction extra fun!FUND-A-NEED This year’s Fund-a-Need is more important than ever: Enhanced Campus Security. Our goal is to raise $20,000 for such items ... Read More...

Introducing New Staff Members

We are thrilled to have two new team members at Frazer! Meet our new Chief Financial Officer and Director of Adult Programs...  Bethaney Willis, Chief Financial OfficerBethaney has more than 23 years of experience in nonprofit and governmental accounting. Most recently, she served as Chief Financial Officer for Families First, a respected 127-year-old, $11M human service nonprofit here in Atlanta. Prior to that, Bethaney spent 13 years in the financial management of local ... Read More...

The CARE Committee March Teacher of the Month Is…

Congratulations to Ms. Taylor Allen for being selected as our March 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. Taylor is Assistant Teacher in the Rainforest classroom. Here are some of the things the parents said about her: “She's seriously the best. She communicates so clearly about the ... Read More...

JOIN THE WINNER’S CIRCLE

We’re on the fast track toward Goodness in the Gardens: DERBY DAY! You can bet on a wonderful time, with a delicious spread from Sun in My Belly, a bustling bar, and great friends—old and new—when you join us on Saturday, April 28, 2018, for Frazer’s annual gala supporting inclusive programs for people at all levels of ability.You can be first out of the gate this Derby Day by contributing amazing, experiential items for our live and silent auctions. Know someone with a beach house? Do you ... Read More...

Frazer Center to Partner with Atlanta Ballet

It might sound like an unlikely pas de deux, but the Frazer Center and Atlanta Ballet are creating a new partnership, thanks to a $50,000 award from the Building Community Network which is led by Georgia Center for Nonprofits and The Home Depot Foundation. An invitation-only competition for nonprofits, the Collaborative Innovation Grant program catalyzes “collaborative action among Atlanta’s top nonprofit organizations,” and requires two organizations with different focus areas to apply ... Read More...