27 Years of the ADA: One Family’s Journey

Lara Swenson was 18 months old when she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. It was 1976 and commonplace for children like Lara to be institutionalized. Her parents refused to consider that option. Instead, they forged ahead to help Lara live a fulfilling life. Early on they discovered the Cerebral Palsy Center—now the Frazer Center—where Lara attended until she entered the public school system.Although Lara was born in an era when the disabilities rights movement was gaining traction, there ... Read More...

New Partnerships with Marcus Autism Center and Adaptive Learning Center

New partnerships this fall with the Marcus Autism Center and the Adaptive Learning Center will broaden and deepen the support Frazer Center provides to our children and their teachers.Susie Riddick, Assistant Director of Child Development Programs, will participate in two different programs facilitated by The Marcus Center, each with a focus on social communication skills and classroom support for children between 9-36 months of age. Susie will share specific strategies that our teachers can ... Read More...

The Care Committee March Teacher of the Month is…

 Ms. Gigi - Jungle RoomCongratulations to Ms. Gigi 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.  Here are some of the things the parents said about Ms. Gigi:She works extremely hard in helping [the kids] learn ... Read More...

Inclusion Matters | February 2017

Can't get to France this spring? We've got you covered with the "April in Paris" themed Goodness in the Gardens 2017 on Saturday, April 29. In the meantime help make Goodness even better by donating to the auction. Make sure to check out our auction wishlist to see how you can help!   Learn about the auction ... Read More...

Cator Woolford Gardens Redesign Updates | 2017

Have you heard? The Cator Woolford Gardens are undergoing a dramatic transformation... just in time for the spring wedding season! The Italian roots of the Gardens will be on full display after this redesign project led by well-known Atlanta gardener Cooper Sanchez (see Oakland Cemetery) and his team. Check back frequently as we add more pictures to the photo gallery below! ... Powered by Cincopa Slideshow HTML for Business solution.Cator Woolford Garden Updatesfocallength 18flash 16cameramake ... Read More...

February’s Care Committee Teacher of the Month

Congratulations to Mr. Jim Peas 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 parents said about Mr. Jim:We are new to the Frazer Center, and Mr. Jim has gone out of his way to make us feel welcome and informed. We have experience ... Read More...

Inclusion Matters – January 2017

 Inclusion Matters will be delivered to your inbox each month. Have topics you'd like to see covered or questions you'd like answered? Let us know!A remarkable Frazer student reminds us why children of all abilities benefit from an inclusive, high-quality early education. Take a moment to meet Alexandra "Zandy", a two-year-old born with Fibular Hemimelia that is thriving at the Frazer Center. Read the story on our ... Read More...

Gardens & forests for all to enjoy

Gardens & forests for all to enjoy Community green spaces continue to prosper at the Frazer Center... The Frazer Center's gorgeous natural landscape continued to unveil its treasures in 2016. The Cator Woolford Gardens were proud to host 43 wedding parties, plus 15 business meetings, fundraisers, film shoots and community events. They also provided the setting for Frazer's record-breaking fundraiser, Goodness in the Gardens, and hosted other noteworthy events like ... Read More...

Beyond the Frazer Center

Beyond the Frazer Center How the Frazer Center prepared a family for the next big step... When Kennedy attended the Frazer Center's Pre-K two years ago her laughter and smile were a constant source of enjoyment. She brightened everyone's day. Then, as all kids do, she continued to grow until it was time for her next big adventure... kindergarten and her formal education.According to her parents, Reshell and Karla, the Frazer Center's inclusive education model ... Read More...

Board Member. Employee. Friend

Alicia Day, a participant in the Frazer Center's Adult Program, had a busy 2016. She joined Frazer's Board of Directors as an ex-officio member in July after completing a training program led by Georgia State University's Center for Leadership in Disability. The program, "My Voice. My Participation. My Board", prepares people with disabilities for leadership on boards and advisory councils. Alicia also received a scholarship to attend the Georgia Winter Institute in Columbus, GA, where she led a ... Read More...