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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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Coming Together To Raise More Than A Quarter Of A Million Dollars To Improve Training And Educational Programs For Beneficiaries With Special Needs

Coming together to raise more than a Quarter of a Million dollars to improve training and educational programs for beneficiaries with Special Needs

APSN Chaoyang School students performing to the crowd

APSN Chaoyang School students performing to the crowd

On 3 September 2016, in conjunction with the Association for Persons with Specials Needs’s (APSN) 40th Anniversary celebration, the Association organised the highly anticipated APSN Carnival 2016.

With the strong support from the community and partners, we managed to successfully raise more than a quarter of a million dollars, which will be used to improve the training and educational programs for our beneficiaries.

APSN is exploring training programs from different industries such as Logistics and Technology for our clients. In the pipeline for 2017, we hope to establish entrepreneurship programs in APSN Centre for Adults (CFA). APSN will also be looking into staff training and development to ensure that our staff is constantly upgraded and upskilled for both training and teaching as well as industry knowledge and skill.

Despite the hot weather, thousands came with family and friends in support of the Carnival which hopes to bring the community closer together and increasing the awareness for the APSN cause.

APSN Deputy CEO, Mr Gary Lim supporting students from APSN Katong School mending their drink stall with their instructors

APSN Deputy CEO, Mr Gary Lim supporting students from APSN Katong School mending their drink stall with their instructor

Many are not familiar with the special needs sector, nor aware on how to better engage with special needs individuals. While we aspire to be an inclusive society, many Singaporeans are merely tolerant and co-existed without clear ideas on how to integrate with them socially. With such events, this gives APSN the opportunity to bridge the gap as the Thought Leader and Advocate for the special needs sectors.

Dr Victor Tay, newly elected President of APSN believes that there is always room for greater awareness building, workflow redesign and special needs productivity. During his tenure, Dr Tay will be spearheading the transformation of APSN training centres towards social or sheltered enterprises to enable our clients* to earn a dignified wage with better social integration. He will also be looking into building new training capabilities for APSN to better prepare and equip our beneficiaries for the future.

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