Established in 1976, APSN is a social service agency that provides special education, vocational training and employment support services for individuals with mild intellectual disability (IQ 50-70). Benefiting over 1,200 beneficiaries each year, APSN currently operates four Special Education (SPED) Schools (APSN Chaoyang School, APSN Katong School, APSN Tanglin School and APSN Delta Senior School) for students between the ages of 7 and 21, an APSN Student Care Centre for children from 7 to 18 years old and an APSN Centre for Adults for persons from 18 years and older.
The APSN Schools and Centres 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 beneficiaries, comprising students, trainees and alumni. APSN is constantly expanding its network to reach out to and understand the needs of its members to better support them.
Since 1 April 2021, the Association for Persons with Special Needs (a registered society) has restructured such that its activities would be carried out by two incorporated companies limited by guarantee – APSN Education Services Ltd. and APSN Ltd.
APSN Education Services Ltd. oversees the operations of four APSN Schools while APSN Ltd. manages the APSN Centre for Adults and APSN Student Care Centre. Both entities will work seamlessly together as one APSN to provide holistic education, training, employment assistance, as well as continuing support to all APSN beneficiaries through the different stages of their life journey; so that they can become active contributors of the society and lead independent and fulfilling lives.