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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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Support Services & Partnerships

Allied Professionals

The Allied Professional (AP) Department at APSN Chaoyang School is made up of Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Social Workers and Speech and Language Therapists. Besides providing individual intervention to identified pupils and families, the AP team collaborates closely with teachers to implement multi-disciplinary programmes that are infused into the school curriculum to facilitate holistic development of pupils. The AP Department also conducts parent workshops to educate parents and equip them with skills to help their children cope with changing emotional and behavioural needs, social communication patterns and motor development.


APSN Chaoyang School’s partnership framework encompasses meaningful collaborations between school and community partners to support and enhance pupils’ holistic education and development. Throughout the year, activities such as Educational Excursions, Learning Journeys to places of interest, Buddy Reading Programmes, Visual Art or ICT lessons, Camps and Festival Celebrations are conducted with the support of our partners, in alignment with school strategic goals to meet the social, intellectual, and emotional needs of the pupils.

Parent Support Group

Parents are important partners for the education of students with ASD in APSN Chaoyang School. The Parent Support Group (PSG) was set up for better collaboration between school and parents. The PSG works closely with the school to provide authentic learning opportunities for all students. Parents meet up regularly for outings, workshops and gatherings.

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