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Issue 251, 2 Jul 2019
Dear Members and Friends,

A couple of issues ago, I talked about the inspirational team at the Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN). They want to challenge your mind-sets on what people with special needs can do, especially as employees. Many APSNians are thriving as retail, hotel and F&B staff, teacher aides, horticulturists and Special Olympians.

One such person is Paul Simon, who is a chef at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa. Paul has been specially invited to cook for President Halimah Yacob at the Istana.

Beyond job competence, APSNians also bring a unique quality to their work.

Ms. Sharon Tan, Senior Human Resources Manager, InterContinental Singapore, shares: “(Chau Kuok and Firdaus) are actually sweet and loving at work. They will always greet us good morning and ask ‘how are you’ when we pass each other along the corridors. They are very involved in our daily operations and are helpful. Working with people with special needs may seem to require a little more effort, but what they can offer back to the organisation is actually much more.”

In addition to academic and vocational training, APSNians are taught self-management, interpersonal skills, stamina, punctuality, grooming and good values making them great candidates for any suitable job.

Is your mind open? To learn more about APSNians and what they can do for your teams and business, visit www.apsn.org.sg and contact Dr. Christopher Tay, CEO APSN at [email protected].

Together, we can do more. #TogetherSingapore.

With my very best regards.

Victor Mills
Chief Executive



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