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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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Dialogue Session With Dr Janil Puthucheary At APSN Chaoyang School

Dialogue Session with Dr Janil Puthucheary at APSN Chaoyang School

On 25 May 2016, Dr Janil Puthucheary, Minister of State, Ministry of Education & Ministry of Communications and Information, and representatives from MOE and NCSS visited APSN Chaoyang School (CYS) for a dialogue session with the staff. It was the first time Dr Janil visited an APSN school. Representing APSN at the dialogue session were APSN President Mr Chan Chee Keong and APSN Honorary Secretary Mrs Ruby Cheah.

Dr Janil and the representatives of MOE and NCSS took the opportunity to share the direction the government is moving with regards to its involvement in the Special Education (SPED) sector. Staff of APSN CYS brought up issues on creating public awareness about people with special needs, professional development, career progression, staff welfare and recognition.

There was also mention of respite for parents who are the sole caregivers of their children with special needs.  The responses from Dr Janil and representatives from MOE and NCSS were very encouraging. It was altogether a productive session and we are hopeful that much progress will be made in the future.

Dialogue session in progress

Dialogue session in progress

Dr Janil Puthucheary taking a tour of CYS and interacting with the students

Dr Janil Puthucheary taking a tour of CYS and interacting with the students

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