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APSN

Established in 1976, Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN) is a social service agency 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 beneficiaries, comprising students, trainees and alumni. 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

Our Location

APSN Alumni Services

Vision

One APSN, One Alumni Family

Mission Statements

  • To connect each APSN Alumnus back to APSN Alumni Services
  • To tailor professional services, programmes and events for people with Mild Intellectual Disability (MID)
  • To ensure every APSN Alumnus is afforded the opportunity to live a safe and dignified life

Programmes for Alumni

Workshops

These are age-appropriate workshops (Terrarium, Flower Arrangement, Art Jamming, Photography and more) organised with partners to teach alumni new skills. During the lessons, alumni are paired with passionate volunteers.

Social Outings

Social and recreational outings are organised to help our alumni gain social awareness, meaningful connections and learn how to travel independently. Examples of these outings are Bowling, Karaoke, Best Buddies Programme and Fitness Workouts.

Mass Events

Being part of these events promotes inclusiveness. Whether an APSN alumnus chooses to be a participant or volunteer, the sense of belonging is something that they hold dear to their hearts. Some of these events include APSN Family Day, Purple Parade and Y-Proms Carnival.

Services for Alumni

The following services are provided by APSN Staff and Allied Professionals, as well as our partners.

  • Counselling & Psychiatric Intervention
  • Dental & Medical Services
  • Employment Training, Matching & Support
  • Eye Screening, Spectacles and Optometric follow-up
  • Financial Support
  • Home Re-organising, Pest Control, Painting and Cleaning
  • Legal Representation, Will Writing and Deputyship
  • Money Management
  • Outings, Workshops and Events
  • Volunteering

*The above list of services is not exhaustive, as it is constantly growing and contingent on the APSN Alumni Services team and our partners (when applicable).

FAQs on Becoming an APSN Alumnus

What are the institutions one must attend to be an APSN Alumnus?

For students enrolled before 2000, Association for Educationally Subnormal Children (AESN).

Otherwise, APSN Chaoyang School, APSN Katong School, APSN Tanglin School, APSN Delta Senior School and APSN Centre for Adults.

My child was previously a student of APSN Chaoyang School, and is now a student of APSN Delta Senior School. Is my child an APSN Alumnus?

Not yet. Once they graduate or leave APSN Delta Senior School or the APSN system, they will be considered APSN Alumni.

My child was previously a student of APSN Katong School but has since left, and is now a student of Metta School. Is my child an APSN Alumnus?

Yes. An APSN Alumnus is anyone who has attended an APSN School and/or Centre before but is no longer enrolled in an APSN School or Centre.

My child graduated from APSN Tanglin School in 1988. Is my child an APSN Alumnus?

Yes. There are no age/time limitations to being an APSN Alumnus.

My child did not complete their schooling at an APSN School. Is my child an APSN Alumnus?

Yes. An APSN Alumnus is anyone who has attended an APSN School before but is no longer enrolled in an APSN School or Centre.

My child was previously a student of APSN Chaoyang School, graduated and received services from Alumni Services. He has now re-enrolled back into APSN Centre for Adults (CFA). Is my child an APSN Alumnus?

Not yet. Once they graduate or leave APSN Centre for Adults (CFA), they will be considered an APSN Alumnus. However, any support from Alumni Services afforded to them and their family will continue.

My child was previously a student of APSN Katong School but is currently overseas. Is my child an APSN Alumnus?

Yes. There are no geographical restrictions to being an APSN Alumnus.

As a parent, I have volunteered/worked at an APSN School before. Can my child be considered an APSN Alumnus?

No. An APSN Alumnus is anyone who has attended an APSN School before but is no longer enrolled in an APSN School or Centre.

My child was diagnosed with Mild Intellectual Disability (MID) but had never attended an APSN school before. Is my child considered an APSN Alumnus?

No. An APSN Alumnus is anyone who has attended an APSN School before but is no longer enrolled in an APSN School or Centre.

Can a parent/caregiver of someone who has previously attended an APSN school be considered an APSN Alumnus?

No. The “Alumnus” status is currently only for individuals who attended an APSN School or Centre.

ALUMNI ENGAGEMENT IN 2018

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Who Can Apply

If you have attended any APSN School/Centre/College, you are an APSN Alumnus.

Who Can Apply

Send us your full name and contact number to know more about APSN Alumni Services.
Tel: 8339 7538 (SMS Only)
Email: alumni.profile@apsn.org.sg

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