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 You might not ever suspect that she was shy and withdrawn as a child.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...

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...