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.
Our key tenant is to shift the focus from ‘disability’ and instead focus on an individuals ‘Special Abilities’.
The vision is to enable one million jobs for people with autism and similar challenges through social entrepreneurship, corporate sector engagement and a global change in mind-set.
This employment concept has been successfully implemented around the world in Denmark, USA, Canada, Ireland, U.K., Austria, Poland, Switzerland, Spain, Norway, Iceland, Germany and Australia.