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Specialisterne provides training, education and employment for people with autism and similar challenges.

Specialisterne (which translates from Danish as "The Specialists") is an innovative social business concept originally founded in Denmark in 2004. Specialisterne is internationally recognized as the first and foremost example of how high functioning people with autism (Autism Spectrum Disorder) can become effectively included in society, and provide valuable, high quality services to their employers.

Specialisterne works to enable jobs for high functioning people with autism, and similar challenges, through social entrepreneurship, innovative employment models, and a national change in mindset.

Specialisterne – A Social Enterprise

The employees are high functioning people with a diagnosis within the autism spectrum, primarily Asperger's Syndrome, but many have a second or third diagnosis as well. Specialisterne provides valuable services for the business and IT sector, on market terms, and also provides assessment and training services to identify and develop each individual's unique talents further.

Specialisterne, Denmark, and the overall Specialisterne concept, are owned by the Specialist People Foundation (SPF), a charitable foundation founded in Denmark in 2008. The goal of the foundation is to enable one million jobs worldwide for "specialist people" – high functioning people with autism and similar challenges with a passion for detail, and the potential to excel in the right role in business, given the right circumstances.

Tom explains in his own words what Specialisterne do, and what their vision is, in this short video clip.


Tom shares what he learnt about the power of having a high profile ambassador for your organisation in this short video. 


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