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Dream Achiever’s 2022 Premiere

Earlier last month, Dream Achiever had its first in-person performance of the year: a celebration of Lunar New Year. The pandemic put their live performances on hold for over a year, and the band had only recently resumed their in-person concerts in June 2021. Band manager and parent Anna Wang shared the experiences of the band members as they navigated online performances and the inability to interact with their audience, as well as the joy of returning to in-person performances. Continue reading Dream Achiever’s 2022 Premiere

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The Gift of Music–The Inspirational Story of the Dream Achievers Band

Alice Jen, Greg Hebert, and Lawrence Wang are talented musicians with autism who have given countless performances all over the world, changing the public’s perceptions of people with special needs. To get to where they are today, each of them experienced very different journeys, both in terms of music and in their personal lives. Continue reading The Gift of Music–The Inspirational Story of the Dream Achievers Band

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Connecting Communities One Performance at a Time: Music in the Park

Since 2017, FCSN parent Sufen and her talented musician son Chiling would regularly bring instruments to the local parks and perform for the community. In addition to sharing his musical talents, they hope to bring the community together, and destigmatize the autistic community through such performances. Continue reading Connecting Communities One Performance at a Time: Music in the Park

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”

Winners of FCSN’s 2020 Annual Talent Showcase

Spotlight on Frank Prenot By Jessica Yu, FCSN Voices Youth Reporter Since the age of 15, Frank Prenot has been winning the crowd through drum performances. In 2016, he also started practicing and performing vocals. This year, he won top places at the 2020 annual FCSN (Friends of Children with Special Needs) Special Needs Talent showcase for his individual performance and also with his acapella … Continue reading Winners of FCSN’s 2020 Annual Talent Showcase