Asian Disparity Reduction Project

 

About Us

In 2016, we found that Asians represent 18% of the population in the Regional Center of the East Bay and San Andreas Regional Center catchment areas, but only receive 10% of the services available.  This proportion is concerning.  It indicates that Asian families are under-utilizing services they are eligible for.

Cultural shame and stigma hinder Asian families to openly seek help for their loved ones with special needs.  FCSN would like to support and empower the Asian population to develop stronger relationships with the Regional Center.

1) Our Goals:

  1. Educate and inform Asian families about services available within the community.
  2. Make Regional Center services more accessible to Asian families and encourage participation.
  3. Increase referrals of potential Asian clients for Regional Center intake.
  4. Empower clients who are under-utilizing their Purchase of Services (POS).

2) What We’re Doing. Our partnership with the Department of Developmental Disabilities allows us to:

  1. Host events, programs and resource fairs that connect families with services in their community.
  2. Secure bilingual staff for the implementation and expansion of critical services for Asians.
  3. Partner with Regional Centers and other special needs organizations to establish a support network for Asian families.
  4. Guide and empower families to fully utilize services available to them through 1-on-1 mentorship.

2) Join Us:

  1.  Children’s Milestone Coffee and Tea Gatherings: Every month we host free gatherings open to parents and guardians who are concerned about their child’s development where they have the opportunity for possible free assessments and early intervention.
  2. Bilingual Family Seminar Series: Offered weekly, our expertly-led seminars address topics related to resources, services and support for special needs individuals and their families.  These gatherings are also a chance to socialize and network with other families in the community.
Asian Disparity Reduction Project flyer (English) Outreach Brochure (English)
Asian Disparity Reduction Project flyer (Chinese) Outreach Brochure (Chinese)
Asian Disparity Reduction Project flyer (Vietnamese) Outreach Brochure (Vietnamese)

Contact Persons

Dora Chou

510-739-6900x 3323

dorac@fcsn1996.org

 

South Bay Scheduled Outreach Events:

2021 Outreach Coffee Social Activities

Where:  FCSN South Bay Center, 1029 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose
Date/Time:  10/5, 11/2 & 11/30 Tuesdays | 10:30 am -12:00 noon

Please see below for the flyer for more information.

 

East Bay Scheduled Outreach Events:

2021 Outreach Coffee Social Activities

Where:  FCSN Osgood Center, 42080 Osgood Rd., Fremont, CA 94539
Date/Time:  10/7, 11/4 & 12/2 Thursdays | 10:30 am – 12:00 noon

Please see below for the flyer for more information.