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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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Mr Chew Kian Chin (Head, Human Resources)

Mr Chew Kian Chin currently leads the Human Resources Department. Professionally, Kian Chin has more than 20 years of HR experience both at public and private sector. His experience spans across various industries including: Statutory Boards (Defence Engineering, Heritage, Casino Regulatory); Ministries and Organ of State; Companies with business interests in Education; Public Transport; Design; Retail and F&B; Construction and Maintenance.

Apart from Human Resource Management, he also has considerable experience in Learning and Organisation Development. Some of the key initiatives led by Mr Chew include the development and implementation of the competency framework for the generalist and specialist functions of staff and senior management in the various organisations. This includes the developmental programmes and talent management framework for high performing officers, leadership and succession planning. He has also lead to the achievement of the People Developer and Singapore Quality Class certification awards for the various organisations.

His vision is to build a dynamic organisation known for giving great opportunities for career progression for our promising officers and empowering them to become equal partners in the learning process to create a culture of development and growth – driving performances, engagement, and career development.

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