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FCSN’s Fremont Center Named “Chenming & Margaret Hu Center”

On April 12, 2022, FCSN unveiled a new name for their first Fremont Center: “Chenming & Margaret Hu Center” to honor Dr. Chenming and Margaret Hu for their on-going support and latest donation of half a million dollars to FCSN to help build better programs and improve its facilities. Continue reading FCSN’s Fremont Center Named “Chenming & Margaret Hu Center”

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FCSN Receives Five Automated External Defibrillators from ZOLL

In December 2021, FCSN received a donation of five automated external defibrillators (AED) with accessories from ZOLL Medical Corporation. Intended to resuscitate victims of sudden cardiac arrest, an AED checks a victim’s heart rhythm through adhesive electrodes and administers an electric shock through the chest and into the heart. With these machines, FCSN will be able to provide trained staff with the proper equipment and guidance to treat a medical emergency. Continue reading FCSN Receives Five Automated External Defibrillators from ZOLL

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Join FCSN Voices Youth Reporters Team

We are looking for volunteers interested in being youth reporters and/or graphic designers/digital artists for FCSN Voices! FCSN Voices is FCSN’s online newsletter that expanded rapidly this past year as the team has worked to share FCSN stories online. Seeing your articles get published on FCSN Voices and the main FCSN website is an amazingly rewarding experience, and you will gain valuable communication, writing, teamwork, and outreach skills. There are also opportunities to receive the FCSN Voices Outstanding Contributor award for top reporters. Continue reading Join FCSN Voices Youth Reporters Team

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A Foreword to FCSN’s New Book

FCSN recently published a compilation of stories in their new book, “Friends of Children with Special Needs – Building a Dream Community.” Written by FCSN staff, parents, clients, and volunteers, the book chronicles the history of FCSN in the past 25 years. This is the foreword to the book, written by FCSN parent, Board Member, and Chair, Chenming Hu.
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Documenting the History of FCSN – FCSN’s 25th Anniversary Book

To celebrate FCSN’s 25th anniversary, FCSN published “Friends of Children with Special Needs – Building a Dream Community”, a documentary book on the history of our organization. FCSN co-founder James Chiao compiled and edited the book, he describes the motivation and thought process behind this project. Continue reading Documenting the History of FCSN – FCSN’s 25th Anniversary Book

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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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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

FCSN’s Very First Scholarship Fund of 2021

This year, FCSN decided to award a scholarship fund of $5,000 each to three youth volunteers, who have given their all to FCSN and the entire special needs community. Ashika Kuchhangi, Charis Ling, and Rachel Huynh are prospective students with promising futures, who have certainly proven their dedication and commitment to FCSN. Read more about these amazing youth volunteers. Continue reading FCSN’s Very First Scholarship Fund of 2021