Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The Richfield-based organization specializes in autism services.
Editor's Note: The following is a Fraser press release. Holidays can be a stressful time for children and families. Fraser, Minnesota’s largest and most experienced provider of autism services, provides the following helpful tips to lessen the inevitable increased stimulation associated with the holiday season. 1. Try to maintain as much of a routine as possible. If the routine will be changing it can be helpful to inform your children ahead of time. 2. Use social stories to prepare children for upcoming events or changes in routine. Social stories provide children with a description of what will happen through a story. Parents can write a brief story to help children to know what to expect. 3. Limit the number of stores to which you …
Sunday, September 2, 2012
The grant money will support the school's pre-kindergarten program.
Editor's Note: The following information was taken from a Fraser School press release. Fraser, a Minnesota nonprofit serving children and adults with special needs, was recently awarded a $50,000 grant from Target to support the Fraser School Pre-Kindergarten Program. With Target’s investment, Fraser will enhance and expand the Fraser School Pre-Kindergarten Program at Fraser School, an early childhood education center that serves children who have typical needs and children who have special needs together with an inclusive model. The Fraser School Ready4K Initiative provides a structured learning atmosphere with lesson plans geared toward kindergarten readiness. The comprehensive instructional program balances child-initiated and teacher…
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The seventh annual gardens tour helps raise money for the school's autism services.
Richfield-based Fraser School and The Mosaic Company are presenting the seventh annual Bright Gardens for Fraser Tour this Saturday. This year's tour will be of St. Paul's historic neighborhood and feature serveral private gardens. According to a Fraser press release, in several gardens attendees will find local artists creating and displaying a variety of artwork from watercolor paintings to pencil drawings. The tour runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $25 per person and directions to all the gardens are included in ticket/guide packet, which will be given out prior to the tour. Purchase tickets online or contact Rose Rosario at 612-798-8343 or Rose.Rosario@fraser.org. All proceeds go to Fraser autism services.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Johan Amselem is currently in Minneapolis as a fellow with the McKnight Foundation.
Seven Fraser School students and their teachers moved, grooved and giggled with French choreographer Johan Amselem Thursday morning. Richfield's Fraser School provides childcare and early education for children, with both typical and special needs, through the age of 6. Amselem is in Minneapolis as the 2012 McKnight Foundation International Artisitc Fellow and is working with local artists to create original work. He spent an hour stretching, joking, dancing and laughing with the students to music on low. Amselem began dancing at 6 years old and is currently in the process of developing educational dance programs in France. He has also been working with Opera de Paris on a pedagogic program for schools. See what the kids learned in the …