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GLIFY Contributes $1000 to FCSN

On August 29, local student organization Global Leadership Initiatives For Youth (GLIFY) donated $1000 to FCSN as their part of annual contribution. They believe that by working with FCSN, they can help create opportunities for the special needs students to express themselves, learn new skills, and feel confident about their identity Continue reading GLIFY Contributes $1000 to FCSN

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The Gao Family’s Journey to FCSN

Lucy and Hua Gao, parents to Bob, share their how it is like to raise a child with special needs while building their professional careers. After learning about FCSN, the family decided to retire and move to the Bay Area in order to provide Bob with the supportive environment that allows him to flourish. Continue reading The Gao Family’s Journey to FCSN

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Difficult Transitions, Happy Returning

After the pandemic forced FCSN to pause in-person services for a prolonged period of time, FCSN client Kyung fell into a depression and lost motivation to attend to his daily activities. Kyung’s brother, Ben tells the story of how the family dealt with this difficult period, and how FCSN’s re-opening brought back the Kyung that they’ve always known. Continue reading Difficult Transitions, Happy Returning

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“Welcome to Social Group!”: My Experience Teaching Nonverbal and Limited Verbal Individuals

FCSN youth volunteer, Anna Kuang, shares how she overcame her initial nervousness interacting with her students with minimal verbal abilities, and eventually came to form strong bonds and have a good time doing many different kinds of activities together. Continue reading “Welcome to Social Group!”: My Experience Teaching Nonverbal and Limited Verbal Individuals

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FCSN Toastmaster Press Release

FCSN Toastmaster Club Vice President of Public Relation, Alan Hwan, crafted this announcement to promote membership. FCSN Toastmasters welcomes special needs adults 18 and older as members. Members run meetings, give speeches and play a variety of supportive roles. Continue reading FCSN Toastmaster Press Release

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FCSN Stop Asian Hate Campaign: the Fight Against Asian Discrimination 

Following the nationwide Stop AAPI Hate movement, over the past spring and summer, FCSN initiated its own Stop Asian Hate Campaign, consisting of a rally, a vaccine movement, and numerous training classes in order to educate and provide resources for its special needs community to learn to protect themselves from the discrimination against Asians. Continue reading FCSN Stop Asian Hate Campaign: the Fight Against Asian Discrimination