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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 and beneficiaries. 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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Phone: 65 6479 6252
Address: 900 New Upper Changi Road, Singapore 467354

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By Your Side 谢谢你不离不弃

By Your Side 谢谢你不离不弃

Channel 8: By Your Side (谢谢你不离不弃) is a weekly 45-minute series to feature caregivers with the right attitude and mindset. They have changed for the better not only for themselves, but also for the receivers of their care.

This episode tells the heart-warming tale of APSN Centre for Adults Trainee Priscilla Tay and her family. When Priscilla was in kindergarten, Mr Tay did not understand why she would not follow instructions from her teachers. She could not sit still for a long period of time, was easily distracted, and would distract others. Priscilla was eventually diagnosed with hyperactivity and mild intellectual disability. Mr Tay and everyone in the family, had to learn and relearn what it meant to be a parent and sibling to a child with special needs. He has to learn to be more flexible with his rules and to be more participatory, simply because the whole process of working with a special needs person is just more involved. He advocates healthy conversations and dialogue with other parents and members of the public on helping people with special needs, to create awareness and share his belief that even if you have a child with special needs, you should not give up on him.

APSN Centre for Adults’ premises, which included the training bakery room and retail lab, were also featured in the video from 2:40” to 3:54”, showcasing the day-to-day learning tasks which Priscilla engages in.

The full video can be viewed here.

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