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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 Tan Cheen Chong currently serves as the President of Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN), a position he has held since 2017. He began volunteering with APSN in 2010 as a member and helmed the role of Vice-President earlier and is currently the Supervisor for the Schools Management Committee, as well as a member of the Nominations Committee and chairs the Fundraising Committee.

A mindfulness teacher who shared his first class with children in 2014, Cheen Chong has over 25 years of proven results in IT Sales, Marketing and Business Development. Besides being entrepreneurial, he has also led revenue-driving roles at pedigree tech companies. Cheen Chong’s marketing experience spanned across region, product, distribution and customer segments. He is a highly passionate technology evangelist and public speaker.

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