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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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Address: 900 New Upper Changi Road, Singapore 467354

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APSN has benefitted over 5,000 alumni members and beneficiaries across its four schools and Centre for Adults, serving more than 1,200 students and trainees each year. They are supported by more than 400 full time staff, including trained educators, instructors,…

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APSN’s first sheltered enterprise, the APSN Mystical Café for All, opened its doors to the public on Valentine’s Day. APSN hosted President Halimah Yacob at the APSN Centre for Adults (CFA) on 15th September 2017. This was her first public…

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APSN Centre for Adults moved to the newly-established Kembangan- Chai Chee Community Hub at Jalan Ubi. Minister Tan Chuan-Jin officiated the opening ceremony on 8th July 2016.

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APSN Delta Senior School moved to its new purpose-built compound at Choa Chu Kang Grove

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APSN Katong School moved to a new premise on New Upper Changi Road.

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Chao Yang School merged with Jervois School to form APSN Chaoyang School. It reopened at the new and expanded site in Ang Mo Kio.

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The word “Special” was removed from the names of all APSN schools.

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APSN Tanglin School moved to a new premise on Alexandra Road.

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The Centre for Adults moved to a new premise on Jalan Tembusu.

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In 2000, Association for Educationally Subnormal Children (AESN) was renamed to Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN). This was accompanied by the official opening of Tanglin Special School.

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