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Specialisterne Foundation

Specialisterne Foundation is a non-for-profit organization that works to enable one million jobs for people with autism and similar challenges. The foundation owns Specialisterne Denmark and the Specialisterne concept and trademark.

 
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Autism Advantage Luncheons

The purpose of the Autism Advantage Luncheons is to promote employment of autistic persons globally, in support of Article 27 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) on work and employment, which recognizes the right of persons with disabilities to work on an equal basis with others, and to a labour market and work environment that is open, inclusive and accessible.

As an NGO associated with the UN Department of Global Communications, Specialisterne Foundation has organized five Autism Advantage Luncheons in New York, China, India and Indonesia bringing together local, national and global stakeholders for a discussion around the autism advantage. In 2019, through the luncheons held in Bangalore/India and Jakarta/Indonesia we brought together:

  • 200+ participants traveling from various regions of India (New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Karnataka, Bangalore) & Indonesia but also from Dubai, Malaysia, Singapore, USA and China
  • Self-advocates, parents, educators, teachers, practitioners, government representatives, companies, business associations, NGOs, academicians and United Nations representatives

To find out more about how we promote “the autism advantage” globally, please visit Autism Advantage Luncheon website.

India fears autism and believe they require greater effort and resources. What I would like to share at the luncheon is that autism does not require more resources but the willingness and love to take the first step.

VINEET SARAIWALA

International Labour Organization, Confederation of Indian Industries, Indian Business Disability Network and Future Group & Keynote Speaker Autism Advantage Luncheon India

All education institutions from kindergartens to universities must be inclusive.

NATRIO CATRA YOSOSHA

PT Baraya Niaga Jaya, Self-advocate & Speaker Autism Advantage Luncheon Indonesia

On my previous job, even though I was as qualified as my colleagues, something was missing because my managers were not sensitized. Now I work in a really supportive environment and feel motivated.

RAHUL RAVINDRANATHAN

SAP Labs India, Self-advocate & Speaker Autism Advantage Luncheon India

Disability is part of diversity. Whoever you are and  regardless your circumstances, you are one with Indonesia

MUHAMMAD FARHAN

DPR RI House of Representatives & Keynote Speaker Autism Advantage Luncheon Indonesia