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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. The Association is constantly expanding its network to reach out to and understand the needs of its members to better support them.

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

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Association for Persons with Special Needs

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. The Association is constantly expanding its network to reach out to and understand the needs of its members to better support them.

Our Mission

Our Mission

  • Enabling Persons with Special Needs to be Active Contributors
    of Society
  • Inspiring and Building Capabilities of Partners and the Community
  • Leading and Advocating towards an Inclusive Society

Our Values

Our Vision
Our Vision

Empowered Lives for An Engaged Community and Inclusive Society

Integrity

Doing what is right and upholding corporate values with accountability

Resilience

Ability to withstand setbacks with determination to persevere and adapt positively
to challenges

Commitment

Focus and dedication to undertake responsibilities in our work towards APSN’s vision and mission

Respect

Consideration and regard for the rights of different stakeholders in the best interest of the organisation

Our Logo

The APSN logo comprises the abbreviated name “APSN”, with each letter contained in a square block, and the full organisation name.
Symbolism

As “building blocks” are readily associated with a child’s all-rounded development in their formative years, this symbolises APSN’s pivotal role in providing the foundational knowledge which are crucial to fully-optimise their potential and abilities for learning and independent living.

Colours

The vibrant colours reflect APSN’s determination and passion in serving the special needs community.

Orange: Symbolises the enthusiasm, optimism and confidence of the Association, its beneficiaries and community partners in empowering persons with special needs to be active contributors to the society.

Blue: Symbolises the sincerity and continuous commitment of the Association in advocating a more caring and inclusive Singapore.

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