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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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Address: 900 New Upper Changi Road, Singapore 467354

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Tribute To APSN Founding Member Mr M K Wong

Tribute to APSN founding member Mr M K Wong

Mr M K WongThe Association for Person with Special Needs (APSN) is saddened by the death of one of our Founding Members, Mr M K Wong who passed away on 27 November 2016.

Mr Wong together with Dr Dixie Tan (APSN Past First President) and Dr Francis Chen (APSN Past Emeritus President), was a founding member of the Association. He was honoured for his long service and dedication to APSN at the APSN 40th Anniversary Gala Dinner this year.

In 1987, Mr Wong was awarded the Pingat Bakti Masyarakat for his contribution to Special Education in Singapore. In 2003, he was conferred an Honorary Life Membership of the Asian Federation on Intellectual Disabilities (AFID), one of the only seven honorary members and the only one from Singapore. The following year, he received the Public Service Star.

Mrs Liza Ow, a long-serving APSN staff and current Principal of APSN Tanglin School remembers Mr Wong as a caring person who used his professional expertise as a psychologist to help diagnose children with mild intellectual disability (MID).

We at APSN, together with his family, mourns the loss of a dedicated member of our Association.

Tribute to Mr M K Wong

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