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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.

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

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APSN Katong School’s Culinary Trainer Remembers Mr S R Nathan

APSN Katong School’s Culinary Trainer remembers Mr S R Nathan

Mr Han Xuan Chou, currently a Culinary Trainer at APSN Katong School (KS), served as Chef De Partie at the Istana from 2008 to 2011. He was part of the team that prepared Mr S R Nathan’s last farewell lunch as President in August 2011.

“It has been a privilege and honour to be part of the President’s Office Family 8 years ago…. Preparing your meals for 4 years until the change of presidency together with the Team (Richard, Uncle Hoon and Poh Ee). Thank you for been such an awesome, humble, simple, approachable and no airs President and lastly for your contribution towards the nation. I learnt a lot from you about charity and giving back to the society whether you are rich or poor as long as you can contribute something. May you rest in peace, Mr S R Nathan Sir,” said Mr Han reflectively.

Mr Han also said that one of the very main reason he joined APSN was because he was inspired by what Mr Nathan has done for the special needs community. Mr Nathan had always been the main pillar of support for students with special needs and those who were academically weaker than others. He always believed that everyone can make a valuable contribution to Singapore in any unique way possible and that they should be given opportunities to excel in life.

Mr Nathan was a compassionate leader and he embodied many values that was inspiring. Another important thing that Mr Han learnt from Mr Nathan was about charity and giving back to the society. No matter how rich or poor one is as long you contribute something and do your part, the world can become a better place for everyone to live in.

Mr Han Xuan Chou with Mr and Mrs S R NathanMr Han Xuan Chou remembers Mr S R Nathan

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