Success Stories

  • Ben & Maya

    Ben and Maya's Story

    "When our son, Ben, turned three years old, we thought it would be a good idea to get him some peer interaction and work on his social skills.

    Fraser School seemed like the perfect fit."

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  • Timothy

    Timothy's Story

    "We knew about Fraser long before we needed their services,

    having a close family friend that was a founding member."

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  • Alex

    Alex's Story

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    "Where do you turn when your son gets kicked out of preschool?

    Unfortunately, that's a question I needed to answer."

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  • Ace

    Ace's Story

    The calls and reports home from day care were the same every day.

    "Ace loves the attention he gets at Fraser and is able to relate to his peers in ways he never did before."

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  • Kirsten

    Kirsten's Story

    Kirsten has been involved with Fraser almost her entire life.

    "I always hoped that she would be able to live in a Fraser community. I feel so blessed that she’s fulfilled, happy and safe."

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  • Mason and Gabe

    Mason and Gabe's Story

    "It's hard to accept something is different with your child, but early intervention is vital to success," Amy said.

    "Mason and Gabe were both able to get therapy early and now attend mainstream schools. Seeing my children participate, make friends, and just be happy little boys is a blessing."

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  • Tate

    Tate's Story

    "It took time, it's not like the world changes in one session, but he learned skills over a few years that laid the foundation for him to build on."

    "To see him being ready to go a big public high school that he picked...it's really fantastic."

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  • Robert

    Robert's Story

    Robert has lived at Fraser Hopkins Court since November of 2010. "I like it. It's bigger than my old place," he said.

    Fraser Independent Living Apartments help make it possible for Robert and others with disabilities to live and work on their own with some support.

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  • Ethan and Sasha

    Ethan and Sasha's Story

    At Fraser School, kids learn about letters and numbers, and about respect and acceptance. "It's great that our kids are exposed to people that are not like them," Andy said.

    "At Fraser, the message is that everybody's different, and we're all together. Fraser makes all children feel special every day."

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  • Davion

    Davion's Story

    "Davion is still active, but now he listens more. He gets rewards instead of punishment. Without Fraser, I would still be trying to find help," said Camille.

    Fraser helps many children each year like Davion who have emotional or behavioral issues. "I would recommend Fraser to anyone. I'm so thankful."

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  • Owen and Ethan

    Owen and Ethan's Story

    Matt and Michelle's two boys receive Rehabilitation Services and attend Fraser School. "Fraser has the same goals for our boys as we do."

    "We all want them to be independent and live happy, fulfilling lives. With Fraser as part of our life, we know that can happen."

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  • Caiti and Logan

    Caiti and Logan's Story

    When Caiti was three days old, she had brain surgery for an encephalocele, which is a neural tube defect. When she had some developmental delays as an infant, we were not initially concerned as we were told by the neurosurgeon that this may be a manifestation of the surgery and she would catch up to her peers."

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  • Autism

  • Caiti and Logan’s Story

    “When Caiti was three days old, she had brain surgery for an encephalocele, which is a neural tube defect.”

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  • Mason and Gabe's Story

    “It’s hard to accept something is different with your child, but early intervention is vital to success. Fraser has helped our entire family.”

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  • Sam's Story

    "Sam needed flexible teachers and mentors. With the Asperger’s diagnosis, we understood better how to support him."

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  • Tate's Story

    "It's not like the world changesin one session, but he learned skills over a few years that laid the foundation for him to build on."

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  • Nicholas's Story

    "It was such a relief to get a variety of services at Fraser and to stop driving to appointments across the metro."

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  • The Fernandez Family Story

    Alex and Jrawin have four boys, all diagnosed with autism. “Fraser does a good job communicating with us as parents."

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  • Nathan's Story

    "Then one day, I received good news that Fraser was opening a clinic in Anoka. I was ecstatic and signed up right away."

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  • Fraser School

  • Timothy's Story

    “We knew about Fraser long before we needed their services, having a close family friend that was a founding member. So when Timothy was born we thought, of course, he’ll go to Fraser. When you have a child with specials needs you need someone you can trust. That’s why we turned to Fraser and why we stay.”

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  • Ethan and Sasha's Story

    “At Fraser, the message is that everybody’s different, and we’re all together. Fraser makes all children feel special everyday.”

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  • Owen and Finn's Story

    "Why do our typical needs kids go to Fraser School? Our children experience the goodness in what differences have to offer."

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  • Owen and Ethan's Story

    “We all want them to be independent and live happy, fulfilling lives. With Fraser as part of our life, we know that can happen.”

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  • Therapy/Rehabilitation

  • Ben and Maya's Story

    “ When our son, Ben, turned three years old, we thought it would be a good idea to get him some peer interaction and work on his social skills. ”

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  • Estella's Story

    “ My daughter, Estella, graduates from Fraser this summer. It is a moment that is both exciting and nerve-racking. It is her years at Fraser that prepared her for this moment. ”

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  • Owen and Ethan's Story

    “We all want them to be independent and live happy, fulfilling lives. With Fraser as part of our life, we know that can happen.”

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  • Nicholas's Story

    "Music is highly motivating for Nicholas, and helps him learn skills in areas that he is delayed. And, it puts a big smile on his face!"

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  • Lily's Story

    "Having therapy at Fraser School allows us to schedule sessions suited to Lily's day, rather than when we can get an appointment."

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  • Taylor 's Story

    "Discovering Music Therapy at Fraser has been a blessing and a joy for our family. Our two youngest sons, now 16 and 18, are both on the autism spectrum, but have very different needs."

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  • Housing

  • Kirsten's Story

    Kirsten has been involved with Fraser almost her entire life.

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  • Emmett's Story

    “The staff at Fraser have been very caring, and Emmett clearly adores them. When he’s at our house and gets tired, he wants to go home to 10th Avenue.”

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  • Robert's Story

    “I like it. It’s bigger than my old place,” Robert said about his apartment, which helps him live and work on his own, despite his disabilities.

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  • The Zane House Story

    The women of Zane House have become very good friends through mutual respect, teamwork, and routine.

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  • Debbea's Story

    "Debbea was lucky to get in at Fraser because the staff is attentive to her needs, whether they are physical, mental or emotional."

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  • Mental Health

  • Ace's Story

    The calls and reports home from day care were the same every day.

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  • Alex's Story

    Where do you turn when your son gets kicked out of preschool?

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  • Davion's Story

    Davion had a hard time coping with change, but Fraser has helped him express his feeling, listen, and calm himself.

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  • The Tripeny Family Story

    “Fraser understands that early childhood trauma does not go away quickly. These children have to relearn so much.”

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  • Javaree's Story

    "The partnership between Fraser and the preschool resulted in phenomenal changes in Javaree's behavior."

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  • Eli's Story

    "There is always a possibility of mental health issues, whether a child is adopted or biological. Fraser therapists were a great resource."

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  • Home & Community Support

  • Alyssa's Story

    Alyssa is getting the help she needs to be successful. “Since she started kindergarten, I've seen growth in attention span and following directions, which are important.”

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  • Pablo's Story

    "Pablo’s DSP comes on the weekends to give me a break and to works with him on developing skills such as math, reading or telling time."

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  • Career Planning and Employment

  • Tylers's Story

    Tyler is a true self-advocate for young adults on the autism spectrum.

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  • Sarah's Story

    Sarah was diagnosed with Asperger’s Disorder in second grade. After graduating high school, she wanted to pursue her interest in biology. The bird show at the Minnesota Zoo had an internship, but she didn’t get it.

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