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Friends Coffee & Tea: Empowering the Special Needs Community

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First started in April 2018, Friends Coffee & Tea is no ordinary coffee shop. In addition to offering a wide and unique array of drinks and pastries, it is a community mainly operated by special needs individuals where they can make friends and learn. In collaboration with FCSN, the larger mission of Friends Coffee & Tea is to provide workplace training for special needs individuals, who face high unemployment rates. At this shop, they have opportunities to learn shop management skills, exercise their creativity through baking, crafts, and art, and gain experience in a work environment. Continue reading Friends Coffee & Tea: Empowering the Special Needs Community

Warm and Precious Welcome Back

After the pandemic forced FCSN to move programs online for an extended period of time, the gradual ease in health and safety restrictions finally allowed FCSN staff to prepare for the reopening of in-person classes everyone has been looking forward to. South Bay WILL Training Program Manager Annabelle Foz shares how the staff came together to meet the tall order with passion and dedication, and detailed the steps FCSN followed to prepare for a smooth and safe reopening. Continue reading Warm and Precious Welcome Back

從醫師的觀點您需要知道關於歐米克隆(Omicron) 的知識

在具高度傳染性的歐米克隆環繞下,家長們擔心寒假後返校子女的健康和安全,以及疫苗是否能保護孩子免受病毒侵害的疑慮。華人特殊兒童之友外展與家庭支持團隊了解家長的擔憂,再次邀請王彥邦醫師 Dr. Albert Wang 於今年 1 月 14 日回到每週五的粵語和華語家長支持會與大家討論這個重要的議題,分享他對 COVID-19 的專業知識以及傳遞防疫新知。 Continue reading 從醫師的觀點您需要知道關於歐米克隆(Omicron) 的知識

What You Need to Know About Omicron from a Physician’s Perspective

The highly contagious Omicron variant’s rapid spread has caused major concerns for parents who are worried about the health and safety of their children returning to school after winter break. During the January 14 Outreach & Family Support, FCSN once again invited Dr. Albert Wang to share his professional knowledge on this important topic, as well as give advice on what parents can do to mitigate the virus. Continue reading What You Need to Know About Omicron from a Physician’s Perspective