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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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Singtel Introduces Cyber Wellness Toolkit For Special Needs Students

Singtel Introduces cyber wellness toolkit for special needs students

Mr Andrew Buay, Singtel Vice President of Group Corporate Social Responsibility introduces the Cyber Wellness Toolkit to the Media and APSN reps

Mr Andrew Buay, Singtel Vice President of Group Corporate Social Responsibility introduces the Cyber Wellness Toolkit to the Media and APSN reps

On 12 October 2016, Singtel held a media launch of their customised programme for special needs students at APSN Chaoyang School.

Mr Andrew Buay, Singtel Vice President of Group Corporate Social Responsibility was there to give a welcoming speech at the media launch. The media and APSN reps were also there to understand more on the cyber wellness toolkit. Currently there is no official curriculum for cyber wellness in SPED schools. Having worked with SPED schools through the Singtel Touching Lives Fund over the last 15 years, Singtel  worked collectively with SPED Principals and teachers to come up with lessons plans that are suitable for special needs students.  “As an integrated school for the special needs from primary to vocational senior school, APSN leverages technologies to overcome learning disability through mobile learning, gamification, robotics and augmented reality. This new opportunity however presented new risks to unwary students who are vulnerable to the ungoverned side of cyberworld. It is a timely move to launch the Singtel cyber wellness toolkit,” said Dr Victor Tay, APSN President.

Dr Victor Tay (APSN President) experiencing the application of the toolkit with APSN Chaoyang students for the first time.

Dr Victor Tay (APSN President) experiencing the application of the toolkit with APSN Chaoyang students for the first time.

 

APSN featured in Lianhe Wanbao Newspaper

APSN featured in Lianhe Wanbao Newspaper

Translation of the Lianhe Wanbao coverage

Being Digitally Savvy

12 October 2016

To prevent young people from being susceptible to undesirable behaviours online, Touch Cyber Wellness and Singtel partnered to launch a Cyber Wellness Toolkit.The launch happened this morning at 9.15am, with an actual cyber wellness lesson conducted at a special needs school to teach students of online dangers.APSN Tanglin’s President, Mr Victor Tay, welcomed the toolkit. He said that students use technology in their learning, but this came with risks to students who were vulnerable to the cyber world.Singtel’s VP for CSR, Mr Andrew Buay, said that while technology helped to connect people, it also exposed them to online risks. This risk is greater for special needs students, which is why Singtel wanted to raise their awareness in this area.The toolkit comprises a thumbdrive and three workbooks for students aged between 7 to 18 years. It covers four themes: cyber relationships, online information, online harassment and bullying, and time management online.

Berita Harian article: http://www.beritaharian.sg/setempat/program-bantu-pelajar-berkeperluan-khas-lebih-celik-digitalk

Lianhe Wanbao article: http://www.wanbao.com.sg/local/story20161012-92468#local

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