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FCSN’s Milestone- 3-Year CARF Accreditation

When FCSN’s Supported Employment Program was certified by DOR (Department of Rehabilitation) in late 2017, we were informed that we needed to receive The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) Accreditation by the 5th year. At that time, three years before, we had to start preparing for accreditation, which we didn’t think would be daunting. We just went through a certification process, so how difficult could it be? Read more on FCSN’s journey on completing their first CARF accreditation review. Continue reading FCSN’s Milestone- 3-Year CARF Accreditation

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Q&A: How to Help Children With Overeating Habits

Food and Nutrition Series #3
FCSN Voices has recently initiated a series of interviews with Cecillia Sun, Registered Dietitian (RD), on the important topics related to nutrition for children with special needs. In this interview, Cecilia addresses parents’ concerns regarding children (aged 13 and over) who have a habit of overeating. Continue reading Q&A: How to Help Children With Overeating Habits

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Q&A: Helpful Tips for the Parents of Picky Eaters

Food and Nutrition Series #1

FCSN Voices has recently initiated a series of interviews with Cecillia Sun, Registered Dietitian (RD), on the important topics related to nutrition for children with special needs. In this interview, Cecilia provides helpful tips to parents of picky eaters (ages 2-12). Continue reading Q&A: Helpful Tips for the Parents of Picky Eaters

FCSN’s New Chapter

By Sylvia Yeh, Executive Director FCSN’s vision is to build a supportive village that enriches the lives of individuals, help them gain independence, reach full potential, find happiness and bring peace of mind to their families. However, there are more than 300 individuals on the waiting lists of FCSN vendorized programs as FCSN has reached the full capacity of our current two centers. In response … Continue reading FCSN’s New Chapter

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2022 FCSN Scholarship Program Recipients

Since the inception of FCSN in 1996, the organization has strived to improve and foster community amongst children who have special needs. FCSN encourages acceptance, improvement, and aims to create a feeling of closeness amongst those who take their time to dedicate their skills. In light of this, a scholarship was awarded for the second year in a row, the first of this kind having been given in 2021. The competition was expanded this year, and individuals who were involved in FCSN that showed a commitment to helping, promoting, and expanding opportunities for people with special needs as well as had financial needs themselves were those who were favored in the application process.  Continue reading 2022 FCSN Scholarship Program Recipients

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The Acquisition of Osgood Property

For the last ten years or so, periodically, FCSN board would look for properties to expand our facility in East Bay. In the early years, we were interested in properties that were close to our Fremont Center (now Chenming & Margaret Hu Center). The idea was to find a 2000-3000sf office space that is physically close to the existing center. However, after multiple attempts, we … Continue reading The Acquisition of Osgood Property