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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.

Get In Touch

Email: enquiry@apsn.org.sg
Phone: 65 6479 6252
Address: 900 New Upper Changi Road, Singapore 467354

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Purple In The City!

Purple in the City!

Purple Parade working committee and the 12 faces

Purple Parade working committee and the 12 faces

This year, the Purple Parade movement kick-started its campaign on 11 October 2016 with a Purple Picnic at Suntec City.

APSN invited corporate partners such as Marina Bay Sands, Lend Lease, Hewlett Packard, Shaws Preschool, Edunovation and 6 clients from APSN Centre for Adults to enjoy the food and partake in the stage programmes and fringe activities. On 5 November 2016, the main Purple Parade event was held in the Suntec City arena for the very first time. Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Guest-of-Honour, together with CDC mayors and representatives of VWOs were all present to be part of the Purple Parade yearly event. Thousands of supporters donned purple tees to show their support to the event which supports inclusion and celebrates the abilities of persons with special needs. APSN students, clients, staff, volunteers and parents all had their APSN purple tees marching proudly as part of the APSN contingent. Our schools were part of the programme for the day. APSN Chaoyang School Harmonica Ensemble showcased the harmonica playing skills, APSN Katong School Artisite Inc did a modern dance routine, APSN Tanglin School and Delta Senior School showcased  solo vocalist singers, Muhd Nur Hafiz bin Azman and Aurora. APSN Delta Senior School dance troupers also entertained the crowd with a cool number. The event not only showcased performances by different SPED organizations but it also boasted many stalls for all to eat, shop and play while supporting this amazing cause.

Purple picnic with ladies from our partner organizations; Shaws Preschool and Marina Bay Sands.

Purple picnic with ladies from our partner organizations; Shaws Preschool and Marina Bay Sands.

 APSN Delta Senior School dance troupers ready to show off their dance moves

APSN Delta Senior School dance troupers ready to show off their dance moves

APSN Tanglin School Solo Vocalist singer, Muhd Nur Hafiz bin Azman, singing his heart out!

APSN Tanglin School Solo Vocalist singer, Muhd Nur Hafiz bin Azman, singing his heart out!

APSN Katong School Artisite Inc excited for their turn to perform for the crowd

APSN Katong School Artisite Inc excited for their turn to perform for the crowd

APSN Chaoyang School Harmonica Ensemble displaying their harmonica playing skills

APSN Chaoyang School Harmonica Ensemble displaying their harmonica playing skills

Massive turnout for Purple Parade even with the down pour

Massive turnout for Purple Parade even with the down pour

APSN Social Enterprise Mystical Cookies selling FAST!

APSN Social Enterprise Mystical Cookies selling FAST!

APSN Board Members with Guest-of-Honour, Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam supporting the Purple Parade

APSN Board Members with Guest-of-Honour, Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam supporting the Purple Parade

APSN march contingent

APSN march contingent

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