Specialisterne locations around the world

Specialisterne can currently be found in the following locations around the world:

DenmarkUSAIreland, Northern IrelandSwitzerlandSpain, BrazilThe United KingdomGermanyCanadaNorwayIcelandAustriaAustralia

Follow the links for country specific information and contact info.

 Specialisterne also have collaborations in following countries (but no local office)

India, Czech Republic & Argentina

Specialisterne Foundation

The Specialisterne Foundation works to enable one million jobs for people with autism through social entrepreneurship, corporate sector engagement and a global change in mindset. We work with stakeholders around the world to bring about our vision of a world where people are given equal opportunities in the labour market.


Specialisterne Foundation participated in the UN World Autism Awareness Day 1 April 2016.
Photo is from last year’s event, where founder Thorkil Sonne, the keynote speaker, met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
For more information go to: http://specialisternefoundation.com/un-world-autism-awareness-day/

Thorkil Sonne spoke at this year’s World Autism Awareness Day hosted by the UN 1 April. He shared a segment with SAP and HPE disussing employment of people with autism in response to the Secretary-General’s Call to Action issued at WAAD 2015.

In November 2015, Specialisterne Foundation was approved as NGO Associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information. We are proud of the strengthened ties with the UN and strongly supports the Secretary-General’s Call to Action. 

The foundation owns the Specialisterne concept and trademark. Specialisterne, which translates from Danish as “The Specialists”, is an innovative social enterprise providing assessment, training, education and IT consultancy services, where most of the employees are people with autism.


Recent Posts

Autistic employees can give companies an edge in innovative thinking

The Guardian article on Specialisterne

“More companies are ditching the stereotypes of Dustin Hoffman’s Rain Man and Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory, and realising the benefits of employing people on the autism spectrum”. The benefits of hiring people with autism include: high attention to detail, high work ethic and quality of work.

The focus have been on the IT sector, where many large companies have benefited from hiring people with autism. However, the competencies of people with autism is not limited to the IT sector. Like everybody else, they have different interests and skills. Specialisterne Australia has recently launched “the Autism and Agriculture employment scheme to develop career paths for those with autism in specialist animal care roles”. Specialisterne Foundation and Specialisterne are always looking into other industries for employment opportunities for people with autism.

Autistic employees can give companies an edge in innovative thinking

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