Our logo is the seed of the dandelion.
To most people, the dandelion is nothing more than an annoying weed – something to be rooted out of our lawns and flower beds. But what a lot of people don’t know is that, when cultivated, the dandelion is one of the most valuable and useful plants in nature. The dandelion is known for its nutritional, healing and medicinal properties. The value of a dandelion is very much dependent on our knowledge and perception of its value.
Most of us don’t want dandelions on our lawns – they don’t fit there. But if you place a dandelion plant in your kitchen garden, and cultivate it, it can turn out to be one of your most valuable plants. Dandelions are used to make beer, wine, salads, and natural medicine. Quite simply, if you choose to cultivate dandelions, you will reap their rewards. So is a dandelion a weed or a herb? You decide. The value of what you see depends on your understanding and accommodation.
A weed is a plant in an environment where it is not welcomed. If the plant is transferred to an environment where it is welcomed – it turns into a herb.
People with autism often struggle to feel welcome in the labor market. Specialisterne strives to understand and accommodate people with autism in order to make them feel welcomed. On our logo, the blue square around the dandelion represents the open sky of opportunities, with a rounded corner to illustrate that even though we are in a tough market, we take into consideration individual needs when creating our work environment.
The “I” letters in Specialisterne have the yellow color of the mature dandelion flower, to underscore the link between the logo and the name of the foundation.
The tagline, “Passion for Details”, states the focus of all of our activities at Specialisterne.