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FCSN Awarded Top 40 Non-Profit Organization in the US

“Welcome to Friends Coffee and Tea, how can I help you today?” FCSN trainee greets customers at the checkout counter of Friends Coffee and Tea. Since the pandemic began, Friends Coffee and Tea has been closed for over a year. Recently, it has been able to be reopened, resuming on-the-job training opportunities for special needs individuals. It is programs like this that allowed Friends of Children with Special Needs to be awarded Top 40 Non-Profit Organization by State Farm Neighborhood Assist. Continue reading FCSN Awarded Top 40 Non-Profit Organization in the US

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Sesame Workshop and Exceptional Minds Launch New Resources for Children With Autism and Their Families

The Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children initiative aims to increase public awareness of autism, foster greater empathy and understanding, and support families with free resources to help them navigate everyday moments and challenges. FCSN is honored to partner with Sesame Workshop to translate the books into Chinese languages. Continue reading Sesame Workshop and Exceptional Minds Launch New Resources for Children With Autism and Their Families

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25th Anniversary Virtual Gala Invitation

FCSN will celebrate its 25th Anniversary, the re-opening of our centers and the acquisition of the Osgood property, with a fundraising virtual gala “Expand Our Dream” on Nov. 6, 2021. We warmly invite you and your friends to participate in this very special event. With your support, we can expand our facility and our dream to help many more special needs individuals and families. Continue reading 25th Anniversary Virtual Gala Invitation

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Friends Coffee & Tea: Yes, We Are Back!! 

After 17 months of being temporarily closed due to the pandemic, Friends Coffee & Tea finally reopened on July 19, 2021. With a new and improved website and social media presence, and delicious menu items to celebrate this grand reopening, staff members are excited to welcome customers back and provide essential job training to special needs individuals. Continue reading Friends Coffee & Tea: Yes, We Are Back!! 

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原本因疫情停業 華人特殊兒童之友咖啡店重新開幕

華人特殊兒童之友(FCSN)除了協會與實體課程恢復上課外,協會所經營的咖啡店「Friends COFFEE & TEA」也正式重新對外營業。「Friends COFFEE & TEA」店長邱蕙君(Roxana Chiu)說,咖啡店重新營業對特殊兒和她自己來說意義特別的不同,許多特殊兒透過在咖啡店工作幫忙獲得生活技能,對於咖啡店的認同感比一般人來說更為強烈。 Continue reading 原本因疫情停業 華人特殊兒童之友咖啡店重新開幕