Specialisterne: Stories of Success Across 14 Countries

Specialisterne (which translates from Danish as ‘The Specialists’) is an innovative social business concept originally founded in Denmark in 2004 by Thorkil Sonne. Specialisterne is internationally recognised as the first and foremost example of how autistic adults can become effectively included in society and provide valuable, high quality services to employers.

Specialisterne works to enable jobs for neurodivergent persons through social entrepreneurship, innovative employment models and a national change in mindset. We believe that it is not the neurodivergent individual who needs to change, but rather the way the labour market is conducted. 

The international network of Specialisterne chapters in 14 countries: