At Frazer Center, our children are not only given the foundation needed to guide them through their formal education, but also the opportunity to experience the beauty of inclusion. Students in our programs learn the rewarding power of embracing all people, regardless of ability level or background. All children benefit by being in a supportive, challenging, and stimulating environment with instruction that addresses their individual development.
Students with disabilities in inclusive programs achieve better learning and behavioral outcomes than those served in non-inclusive programs, according to the Council for Exceptional Children. In addition, children without disabilities gain a number of benefits from an inclusive setting, including social skills, tolerance, and patience, according to the Institute for Urban School Improvement.
Children with identified special needs account for 20 percent of our enrollment. This ratio is based on research that creates a mutually beneficial program for all the children and reflects the community in which we live.
Providing a team approach with a wrap-around model of service will promote the maximum level of development for the child. Children benefit greatly when all members of the team are working towards the same goals.
Our Inclusion Team consisting of families, teachers, therapists, administrators, and other support staff working together to provide the best possible experience for children with special needs.
Our experienced staff can often identify early signs of developmental delays in children which are often not recognized until later by parents or pediatricians.
If a child meets one of the eligibility requirements in the Center’s definition of a Special Need, he/she may qualify for Inclusion Services.
Frazer Center’s Inclusion Services are categorized into 4 tiers. Eligibility and services provided for each tier are listed below.
Child does not meet the qualifications for Special
Needs, and no differentiated instruction or behavior support is required
Child meets qualifications for Special Needs, and requires minimal differentiated instruction or behavior support
Child meets qualifications for Special Needs, receives therapies across several domains or a high level of support in one domain, and requires significant differentiated instruction, support and accommodations
Child meets qualifications for special needs, receives therapies across several domains or a high level of support in one domain, and requires individual instruction and one-on-one support for a significant portion of the day
Not eligible for Inclusion Services
*The Frazer Center/Adaptive Learning Center inclusion consultant pilot project was launched through grant funding. Its continuation is contingent on funding availability.