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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 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.

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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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APSN Teachers Going Above The Call Of Duty: Parent

APSN Teachers Going Above the Call of Duty: Parent

Every school day during Circuit Breaker, Dr Viji Kasiram woke her son Kaushik up at 7am. The health IT professional then assisted the Secondary 4 student from APSN Tanglin School (TS) for the next half a day, while she worked from home.

Lessons and assignments started to stream in at 8am. First, was vocational guidance. Then, numeracy and literacy until 10am. There were also exercise videos and stories to be read aloud every day. Assignments for numeracy and literacy had to be submitted by 11am, the rest could be done at one’s own pace.

“All the teachers worked extremely hard because there were so many videos, assignments, exercises and stories for Kaushik to look at and do. I feel that they worked even harder than usual, going above the call of duty. Class teacher Ms Mardiana Mohamed Ithnin and Ms Tan Si Hua, the teacher aide, checked in with me more than once through live calls,” says Dr Viji. “They guided my son through difficult assignments and asked us if we were facing any difficulties.”

She adds that she could not individually name all the teachers who created all the learning materials, but she was very thankful to all of them. She also highlighted that she was so grateful to Principal Mrs Liza Ow who has been very supportive and really invested in the children’s learning all this while.

“APSN teachers’ support with my son made my Work from Home experience that much more manageable,” she concludes.

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