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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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Singtel Introduces Cyber Wellness Toolkit For Special Needs Students

Singtel Introduces cyber wellness toolkit for special needs students

Singtel Introduces cyber wellness toolkit for special needs students

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.

Singtel Introduces cyber wellness toolkit 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.

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