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APSN

Established in 1976, Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN) is a social service organisation providing special education for persons with mild intellectual disability (IQ 50-70). Today, APSN operates four Special Education (SPED) Schools (APSN Chaoyang School, APSN Katong School, APSN Tanglin School and APSN Delta Senior School) for students aged 7 to 21, an APSN Student Care Centre for children aged 7 to 18 and an APSN Centre for Adults for persons aged 16 and older, benefiting over 1,200 beneficiaries each year.

The APSN Schools and Centre adopt a holistic approach in its curriculum, comprising academic, vocational and social skills, which are important for open employment and lifelong learning. APSN seeks to enable persons with special needs to be active contributors of the society and is committed to inspire and build capabilities of its partners and community to lead and advocate an inclusive society.

To date, APSN’s growing database has more than 5,000 alumni members and beneficiaries. The Association is constantly expanding its network to reach out to and understand the needs of its members to better support them.

Get In Touch

Email: hq@apsn.org.sg
Phone: 65 6479 6252
Address: 900 New Upper Changi Road, Singapore 467354

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Our Milestones

Our APSN Journey

2018

Today

Today
APSN has benefitted over 5,000 alumni members and beneficiaries across its four schools and Centre for Adults, serving more than 1,200 students and trainees each year. They are supported by more than 400 full time staff, including trained educators, instructors,..Read More
2017

2017

2017
APSN’s first sheltered enterprise, the APSN Mystical Café for All, opened its doors to the public on Valentine’s Day. APSN hosted President Halimah Yacob at the APSN Centre for Adults (CFA) on 15th September 2017. This was her first public..Read More
2016

2016

2016
APSN Centre for Adults moved to the newly-established Kembangan- Chai Chee Community Hub at Jalan Ubi. Minister Tan Chuan-Jin officiated the opening ceremony on 8th July 2016.
2014

2014

2014
APSN Delta Senior School moved to its new purpose-built compound at Choa Chu Kang Grove
2007

2007

2007
APSN Katong School moved to a new premise on New Upper Changi Road.
2006

2006

2006
Chao Yang School merged with Jervois School to form APSN Chaoyang School. It reopened at the new and expanded site in Ang Mo Kio.
2004

2004

The word “Special” was removed from the names of all APSN schools.
2003

2003

2003
APSN Tanglin School moved to a new premise on Alexandra Road.
2002

2002

2002
The Centre for Adults moved to a new premise on Jalan Tembusu.
2000

2000

2000
In 2000, Association for Educationally Subnormal Children (AESN) was renamed to Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN). This was accompanied by the official opening of Tanglin Special School.
1997

1997

1997
15 years later, Arthur Road Training Centre was restructured to form Delta Senior School and the Centre for Adults . Both institutions focused on providing vocational training to students with mild intellectual disabilities.
1992

1992

With the move of Katong Special School to La Salle Road, the Vocational Training Centre moved back to Arthur Road and was renamed Arthur Road Training Centre (ARTC), catering to students above 16 years old.
1991

1991

1991
Katong Special School shifted to a larger premise on La Salle Street.
1986

1986

1986
Chao Yang Special School moved to the former site of Anthony Road Girls’ School at Newton Circus. In the same year, The Vocational Training Centre moved from Katong Special School to Chao Yang Special School.
1982

1982

1982
The opening of Chao Yang Special School followed shortly in 1982 at the site of a former clan school on Clemenceau Avenue. Both Katong Special School and Chao Yang Special School held their first Combined Annual Athletic Meet that year.
1980

1980

1980
In 1980, Katong Special School was established. It opened its doors at Arthur Road to 110 students and introduced social work services to improve the well-being of its students.
1977

1977

1977
AESN operated classes at three church locations; St Peter, St Michael and Our Lady Queen of Peace,  with a total of 90 students.
1977

1977

1977
AESN operated classes at three church locations; St Peter, St Michael and Our Lady Queen of Peace,  with a total of 90 students.
1976

1976

1976
The seeds of APSN were first sowed in 1970 when several parents realised that their children with an IQ range of 50 to 70 needed a curriculum that was better suited to children with mild intellectual disabilities. The Association for..Read More

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