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Established in 1976, Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN) is a social service organisation 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 16 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 alumni members and beneficiaries. 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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Mrs Alice Teo joined APSN in 2013 as Vice-Principal of APSN Delta Senior School (DSS) and is currently Vice-Principal of APSN Katong School.  She has about 35 years of experience in education and training; firstly, as a teacher and Head of Department with Ministry of Education, and subsequently as Head of the Centre for Employability Skills with Workforce Development Agency (WDA) and Senior Manager in other institutions.

Alice graduated with Master of Arts by Research from Nanyang Technological University in 2006. Her thesis is on ‘Exploring the use of collaborative peer assessment through narrative and expository texts in the English Language curriculum’.  She also holds Bachelor of Arts from National University of Singapore, Post-graduate Diploma-in-Education from National Institute of Education, Singapore, Post-graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics from SEAMEO Regional Language Centre, Singapore and completed the Management and Leadership in Schools programme with National Institute of Education, Singapore.

Alice was the recipient of the Best Cluster Suggestion Award (2001), and topped her cohort for Post-graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics (2002). She was also a key member of the team that pioneered the Workplace Literacy and Numeracy assessments during her work with WDA (2006 – 2008).  As Vice-Principal, she received the APSN DSS Outstanding Contribution Team Award (2015), and was instrumental for MOE-NCSS Innovation Award (2016); School Innovation Team Award (2017); and RAFT Award (2017).

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