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

DenmarkUSAIreland, Northern IrelandSpain, BrazilCanadaNorwayIcelandAustriaAustraliaSingapore

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, Italy & China


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.

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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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Autism Advantage Luncheon 2018

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 to watch the slide show of the event.

Programme and speakers

1:15 pm Opening

  • Welcome and introduction to Autism Advantage Luncheon 2018 theme: Employment Return on Investment: Jeff Brez, Chief NGO Relations, Advocacy and Special Events, UN Department of Public Information
  • Women and Girls with Autism (WAAD 2018 theme): Mrs. Alison Smale, Under-Secretary-General, UN Department of Public Information

1: 25 pm Perspectives

  • Government Return on Investment (ROI): Steve Wooderson, CEO, Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Autism Advantage Community ROI: David Caudel, ED, Vanderbilt Initiative for Autism Innovation and the Workforce
  • Autism Advantage ROI, leadership perspective: Mark Vandenbosch, Dean, Ivey Business School
  • Doubling Employment of People with Disabilities ROI: Senator Harkin (video)
  • Autism Advantage Exponential Growth ROI: Thorkil Sonne, Founder, Specialisterne

1:45 – 1: 55 pm Key Note

  • Looking past Limits in the Board Room: Caroline Casey, Founder, #Valuable

2:40 pm Wrap Up and looking forward to Autism Advantage Luncheon 2019: Jeff Brez

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