But neither anxiety nor negativity manage to hold back our 13 alumni and clients from performing for MSF Volunteer Awards 2016 on 4th November 2016. It was definitely a night to remember for some of our performers as it was their first time performing for a special event held at Grand Corpthorne Waterfront hotel. It started out with only Hand Chimes instrument being and now the APSN Hand Chimes Ensemble has progressed on to the next level with performers playing various instruments such as Cajon, Maracas and Keyboard. We hope that by showcasing their gifted talents, it would help in promoting awareness and at the same time open doors for future performing opportunities.
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 18 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.