Thorkil Sonne appointed as Chairman of the new government council for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Specialisterne locations around the world

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

DenmarkUSAIreland, Northern IrelandSpain, BrazilCanadaNorwayIcelandAustriaAustraliaSingapore, Italy

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, & China

By 2020 IBM, in partnership with Specialisterne and other providers, plans to create 300 new IBM jobs for individuals with ASD globally.

IBM Video

2018 Autism Advantage Luncheon

The 2018 Autism Advantage Luncheon event is organized by the United Nations Department of Public Information, in collaboration with Specialisterne Foundation. It is co-sponsored by the Permanent Missions of Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Denmark, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan and Poland, and organized with the support of CognoaGoogleJPMChaseMicrosoftStandard Chartered Bank and Tatiana Copeland.

Thank you to the United Nations and our sponsors. The event was a resounding success. If you couldn’t be there, you can Watch the video of the 2018 Autism Advantage Luncheon here. Or you can follow the link (requires login to flickr) to watch the slide show of the event. Read more about the event program UN Autism Advantage Luncheon 2018.

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 the World Autism Awareness Day 2016, hosted by the UN, 1 April, 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.


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Nyt råd skal gøre danske virksomheder førende inden for bæredygtig og ansvarlig virksomhedsdrift

Stifter og bestyrelsesformand af Specialisterne Foundation bliver formand for regeringens nye råd: Rådet for Samfundsansvar og Verdensmål.

Regeringen lancerer nu Rådet for Samfundsansvar og Verdensmål, som skal være regeringens nye platform for dialog og aktiviteter om virksomheders strategiske arbejde med samfundsansvar og FN’s 17 Verdensmål.

Udvikling af bæredygtige forretningsmodeller, digitale muligheder for at styrke virksomhedernes samfundsansvar i den globale produktion samt fastholdelse af udsatte grupper på arbejdsmarkedet er blot nogle af de emner, der skal drøftes og behandles i det nye Råd for Samfundsansvar og Verdensmål.

Det nye råd, som i dag lanceres af erhvervsministeren, finansministeren og beskæftigelsesministeren, skal bidrage aktivt til gode rammevilkår for, at flere virksomheder arbejder strategisk med deres samfundsansvar og verdensmålene.”

Læs hele Erhvervsministeries pressemeddelelse her: Råd for Samfundsansvar og Verdensmål


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