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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 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 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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Ms Ivy Teng joined APSN in May 2018 and currently leads the Human Resources Department. Professionally, Ivy has more than 20 years of HR experience both at regional and local levels. She has worked alongside senior leadership teams in companies such as Starbucks, Singapore Exchange Limited, Standard Chartered Bank, DBS, UBS and United Overseas Bank.

Apart from her corporate citizenship, Ivy has volunteered for more than 15 years, working with dysfunctional families, youths-at-risk, drug addicts and clients suffering from mental illness. More recently, she works with inmates at the Prison to influence their rehabilitation process. Ivy is also a member with the Asian Association of Management Consultants Professionals (AAMCP) and had sat on the Board for non-profit organisations. She was also a member of the WDA taskforce that pioneered the development of the HRM leadership & development framework leading to the certification of HR professionals in Singapore.

Ivy holds a Master of Science in Professional Counselling from Swinburne University of Technology, Australia and Master of Human Resource Management from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Bachelor in Business Management (Honours) from University of London and is also fully accredited in Advanced Certificate in Training & Assessment (ACTA) as well as a certified behavioural consultant.

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