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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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Equipping Individuals With Learning Disabilities

Equipping Individuals with Learning Disabilities

Many individuals with learning disabilities are now better equipped with vocational and communication skills to help them better integrate into society. In News 5 Tonight and CNA Singapore Tonight, several organisations which included APSN, Tinkle Arts, and Bliss Restaurants were featured for their instrumental efforts towards these individuals.

In particular, APSN showcased its programmes which help their trainees pursue careers in both traditional and niche industries. Role-playing is also encouraged to teach students how to ask for help. Not only do students undergo vocational training, they are also taught to be vocal.

Dr Christopher Tay (APSN CEO) also shared, “We traditionally do the more repetitive, sheltered kind of programmes, so we have progressed and now we’re going into multi-faceted programmes for example building maintenance, logistics, and photography even. So new sectors for the students at APSN to explore, as vocational and vocal skills continue to be the key focus.”

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