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

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Notice On APSN’s Measures During The COVID-19 Situation

Notice on APSN’s measures during the COVID-19 situation

Updated as of 7 April 2020 (Tuesday)

In line with the current directives from the Singapore government, the Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN) has made the following changes to our operations:

At APSN schools

Our schools have been taking the necessary precautionary measures to safeguard the well-being of our students and staff. In alignment with the multi-ministry taskforce’s latest efforts to further enhance safe distancing measures, all APSN schools will shift to full Home-Based Learning (HBL) from 8 April (Wednesday) to 4 May (Monday). During this period, our teachers will continue to provide instructions and support your child/ward to access the HBL materials, so that learning continues at home.

Please ensure that your child/ward stays at home and observes good hygiene practices such as washing their hands frequently with soap. If they are unwell, please seek medical attention, and inform their form teacher, should they develop any fever or flu-like symptoms.

At APSN Centre for Adults

APSN Centre for Adults (CFA) has been taking the necessary precautionary measures to safeguard the well-being of our trainees and staff. In alignment with the multi-ministry taskforce’s latest efforts to further enhance safe distancing measures, APSN CFA has implemented staggered programme hours and split shifts, and curated a Home-based Learning (HBL) programme for our trainees.

Parents are strongly encouraged to keep your children at home during this period. Should you not be able to find alternative care arrangements due to working in essential services such as healthcare, you may wish to contact your child/ward’s instructor in CFA and

APSN Café for All and other sheltered enterprises including Bakery Training Enterprise, Catering Management and Contract Work will be closed during the period between 7 April (Tuesday) and 4 May (Monday).

At APSN Alumni

All programmes, outings and workshops are currently on hold until July 2020.

Essential services including medical and financial aid will be primarily facilitated via phone or video calls; while non-essential services are put on hold, or will experience a delay in response.

For any clarification or queries, you may contact APSN Alumni at 8339 7538.

At APSN Special Student Care Centre

From 8 April (Wednesday) to 4 May, 2020 (Monday), APSN Special Student Centre will only serve a limited group of parents who are unable to find alternative care arrangements, such as those working in essential services like healthcare.

MSF will also waive the minimum attendance requirement for Student Care Fee Assistance (SCFA) subsidies in April.

APSN Shared Services

APSN Shared Services has begun telecommuting with effect from 6 April (Monday), and work-from-home arrangements will be reviewed after 4 May 2020 (Monday). Business will be as usual, as we remain contactable via phone, email and video conferencing to continue serving our beneficiaries.

For latest updates on COVID-19, please visit the MOH webpage at

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