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  • Autism Acceptance Month Proclamation with LA City Council Member John Lee
  • Artists with disabilities exhibition ‘Shining and Beautiful’ at the Korean National Assembly Building
  • Executive Director Rosa Chang received a ‘Women of Distinction Award’ from Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva
  • Self-healing workshop for families with developmental disabilities, supported by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
  • The 4th Dream Art Contest
  • The 6th Charity Golf Tournament


  • Center clinic (KDCC) open for developmental disability screenings and diagnoses
  • Mental Wellness Webinar Series for parents raising children with developmental disabilities (An Extreme Job Called Parenting and its Stress, Let it Go!)
  • LA Office re-opened in collaboration with LA Care under an MOU


  • Started Birdie Buddies Golf program
  • Held 2021 Dream Art Contest for artists with developmental disabilities
  • Harmonia Ensemble performed for Korean National Foundation Day at Consul General of the Republic of Korea in Los Angeles’ house
  • Held the first Harmonia Ensemble Concert


  • SungHeon Kang inaugurated as the 4th chairperson of the board of directors
  • KASEC YouTube channel launched for education and resources
  • Started COVID-19 Community support distribution projects (800 families served)


  • Established KASEC Knights, first Korean American unified basketball team
  • Facilitated first unified basketball tournament within Korean American community


  • First Korean American organization to receive a grant from CA Department of Developmental Services. Facilitated Free Early Developmental Screening and Developmental Disability ABC Seminar in OC and LA (400 screened)
  • KASEC requested Orange County to proclaim April 02 as ‘Autism Awareness Day’ and they made a County-wide declaration
  • Hosted KASEC Art Contest for individuals with developmental disabilities


  • Hosted 1st ‘Autism Awareness Day’ Charity Golf Tournament
  • Started ‘I’m Here Project” Developmental Disability Family Trip project (San Diego)


  • 1st Korean American Unified Sports program with students with/without disabilities started (unified music and dance program began as well)
  • Held 3rd “Love Harmony Music Festival” concert


  • Rosa Chang inaugurated as the Executive Director
  • Hannah Yang inaugurated as the 3rd chairperson of the board of directors
  • Hosted 1st Free Early Developmental Screening and Health Fair in LA County


  • Started counseling and parenting seminars


  • Dr. John Kim inaugurated as the 2nd chairperson of the board of directors 


  • Hosted 1st Free Early Developmental Screening in Orange County
  • Received the Community Impact Award from OCAPICA and Senator Lou Correa
  • Held a Child and Adolescent Disability Conference


  • Director Hannah Yang received the Overseas Presidential Award from the Republic of Korea
  • Held 2nd Open Concert for families with children with disabilities(Thanksgiving Korean Church)


  • Hosted a joint seminar with CSUF Dept. of Human Communication Studies
  • Started a special music program


  •  Co-hosted an Autism Symposium with UCLA’s Autism Treatment Research Center (Thanksgiving Korean Church)


  • Co-hosted “ADHD Symposium” with UCLA (Thanksgiving Korean Church)


  •  Bella Shim became the 1st chairperson of the board of directors
  • Held the 1st Love Concert (400 attendees)
  • Adaptive Physical Education (APE) program began
  • Held the 1st Open Concert for families with children with disabilities (Thanksgiving Korean Church)
  • Started the special physical education class program (Kevin Ma, PE teacher)


  • Selected as Outstanding Service of Our Community by Wells Fargo Bank


  • Started individualized intensive education program


  • Changed the name of the institution to “Korean American Special Education Center”


  • Held a symposium for Korean experts in disability-related government agencies


  • KASEC’s Samiulnori team was featured in Stanton Civic Center’s event


  •  Changed name to Korean American Special Education Center
  • 1st volunteer training seminar facilitated
  • Director Hannah Yang received the International Lions Club Award
  • Established Korean American Community Services for Senior Citizens and Persons with Disabiity (Founder Hannah Yang)
  • Afterschool program for students with disabilities began
  • Disability resource magazine ‘A-Chim-Hat-Sal’ published