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2022 Summer Computer Classes

Inspired by the volunteer contributions of hid older brother and father, Lynbrook High School senior James Wang began volunteering at FCSN in 2018. Since then, James has expanded the FCSN Computer Class Program to 9+ classes and 43 students. His impressive contributions led him to receive the title of FCSN’s Volunteer of the Year. Continue reading 2022 Summer Computer Classes

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FCSN School Clubs: A Mission of Support and Awareness of the Special Needs Community for Youth

“Channeling hope, support, and awareness toward the special needs community” serves as the core mission of 16 FCSN clubs across California, each fully dedicated to supporting the special needs community. From introducing FCSN programs to students to increasing understanding of the special needs individuals in their communities, FCSN Clubs has grown from a tiny seed into a large family tree, extending its branches of inclusivity and love of neurodiversity to youth in schools and universities.  Continue reading FCSN School Clubs: A Mission of Support and Awareness of the Special Needs Community for Youth

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

Three Lynbrook High Students Donate $5000 to FCSN Over The Summer

Senior Angela Jiao, co-founder and president of SVSY; junior Andrew Yuan, co-founder and vice president; and senior Raymond Shao, the Director of Curriculum, along with several other instructors, garnered the donation money through tuition fees for their virtual science lessons held over the summer of 2021. They hope that the money from the donation will enable FCSN to provide a more extensive array of materials for their science department, such as computers or chemistry kits. Through this greater availability of resources, they hope that special needs students can more thoroughly explore STEM subjects and discover their interests. Continue reading Three Lynbrook High Students Donate $5000 to FCSN Over The Summer

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