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2021 Summer Advanced Music Camp Concert

One of our most anticipated summer camps is the Music Camp, where campers come together to rehearse and practice several songs over 3 days, and put on a performance on the final day of camp. This year, despite the pandemic, 15 talented campers delivered yet another wonderful virtual concert. Continue reading 2021 Summer Advanced Music Camp Concert

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Nutrition in My Life: FCSN Class Aims to Empower Students to Make Healthy Choices

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) living in the US are 40% more likely than neurotypical children to become overweight or obese. Because of oversensitivity to certain textures and tastes of food, those with ASD also tend to be picky eaters. After learning about these nutrition-related health challenges that individuals with autism face, FCSN volunteer Rachel Huynh realized a dire need for special-needs students to build healthy lifestyle habits. As a nutrition major at Brown University, she decided to design a nutrition curriculum for students with special needs. Continue reading Nutrition in My Life: FCSN Class Aims to Empower Students to Make Healthy Choices

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The Making of the Music Video for FCSN 25 th Anniversary “Friends With Dreams”

FCSN’s 25th Anniversary song “Friends with Dreams” is an original song written and produced by FCSN parents and volunteers, and performed by our special needs individuals. Read about the inspiring behind-the-scenes story, including concept creation, finding collaborators, producer, composing the music, writing lyrics, finding singers, video taping and editing. Continue reading The Making of the Music Video for FCSN 25 th Anniversary “Friends With Dreams”

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Meet the Members of FCSN’s LIFE Client Council

Members of FCSN LIFE Client Council have done a lot during this term, planning for 10 parties, numerous new class ideas, and one community outreach activity. They started to learn how to work with each other and stimulated each other with new ideas to work closely together. They had achieved a tacit understanding when an idea formed, and each of them jumped right in and picked up their share of duties to make the idea came true. Continue reading Meet the Members of FCSN’s LIFE Client Council

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Meet the Members of FCSN’s ADP Client Council

ADP Client Council is a platform on which clients can build their skills on decision making and self-advocacy, thereby becoming more self-confident. With the help of ADP staff, clients express themselves and take part in shaping what they want for their program. Continue reading Meet the Members of FCSN’s ADP Client Council

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FCSN Client Council: Striving to Make a Difference

East Bay Adult Day Program’s Client Council started in June 2020. Clients meet weekly to share their ideas, discuss their needs, and set goals. They have proposed new classes and activities, made plans for upcoming holiday celebrations and parties, and discussed possible vocation training opportunities. They even began a community outreach project. Continue reading FCSN Client Council: Striving to Make a Difference