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...

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...