About Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN)

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), including a Student Care Centre, for students aged 7 to 21 and an APSN Centre for Adults for persons aged 17 and older, benefiting over 1,200 beneficiaries each year.

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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. The Association is constantly expanding its network to reach out to and understand the needs of its members to better support them.

The vibrant colours reflect APSN’s determination and passion in serving the special needs community.
Orange: Symbolises the enthusiasm, optimism and confidence of the Association, its beneficiaries and community partners in empowering persons with special needs to be active contributors to the society.

Blue: Symbolises the sincerity and continuous commitment of the Association in advocating a more caring and inclusive Singapore.