About Campaign

ends 31 Oct 2023, 11:59 PM
23 year-old Felicia has mild intellectual disability and autism. When she first joined APSN Centre for Adults (CFA) in 2019, she needed months to adapt to the routines of vocational training.

She frequently threw tantrums and acted out her frustrations through inappropriate speech and behaviour whenever she was being corrected. She also had issues with her peers and did not like changes in routine, situations or personnel.

Jason, her form instructor, worked closely to help Felicia develop healthy coping skills for dealing with her frustrations. Through guidance, Felicia is now more open to the instructors' advice and can accept necessary changes in work or routines without being distressed.

To fulfil her dream of working in a kitchen and becoming a famous chef, Felicia works hard to meet her targets and develop the necessary skills to transit to our F&B Catering Specialised programme. Her family supports her aspirations and they are proud that she is striving towards a fulfilling and independent life.

Here at APSN CFA, we help empower individuals with mild intellectual disability, like Felicia, to become active contributors to society by equipping them with the necessary skills required for the workforce through vocational training, realistic on-the-job training and support services.

Your generous support helps provide our trainees with the necessary support and resources to develop their skills, pursue their passions, and achieve their goals.

About the Charity

Established in 1976, APSN is a social service agency that provides special education, vocational training and employment support services for individuals with mild intellectual disability (IQ 50-70). APSN currently operates four Special Education (SPED) Schools (APSN Chaoyang School, APSN Katong School, APSN Tanglin School and APSN Delta Senior School) for students between the ages of 7 and 21, an APSN Student Care Centre for children from 7 to 18 years old and an APSN Centre for Adults for persons from 18 years and older.

We adopt a holistic approach in our 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 to the society, and is committed to inspire and develop the capabilities of our partners and community to build an inclusive society.

Currently, APSN cares for more than 6,000 beneficiaries, students, trainees and alumni. We are constantly expanding our network to reach out to and understand the needs of our beneficiaries to better support them.


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