Specialisterne Australia is looking to expand to New Zealand, and has partnered with Altogether Autism in this venture. Altogether Autism is a free nationwide service in New Zealand providing trusted information and advice on autism to autistic people, their families and to professionals working with adults or children on the autism spectrum. Altogether Autism and Specialisterne recently collaborated to develop two surveys to gain an understanding of autistic employment in New Zealand, and an expression of interest from autistic job seekers.
The Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC) at La Trobe University is Australia’s first dedicated centre for Autism research, and was established to advance knowledge of autism and study evidence-based strategies for supporting autistic individuals and their families. We have partnered with the OTARC team to engage in joint research ventures to improve the knowledge base on autism and employment.
Specialisterne Australia partners with local service providers to ensure that both new and existing employees receive support. This support is provided in the transition period, and continues throughout the employment period.
Specialisterne is proud to partner with Aspect Capable, who have worked with us with clients such as SAP, Weir Minerals and HPE. Aspect Capable is a specialist employment service offering person-centred employment training and support to job seekers on the spectrum and their employers through coaching, mentoring, job preparation, and training. Aspect Capable are located in NSW and Victoria.
Specialisterne have recently formed a partnership with Aspergers Victoria who will work with us to provide ongoing support at the Department of Health and Human Services in Melbourne. Aspergers Victoria is a volunteer run organisation who offer information and support services to empower the Aspergers community.
Specialisterne is proud to partner with EPIC Assist (EPIC), who worked with us to co-deliver assessment and training services at SunPork Farms. EPIC is a Disability Employment Services (DES) Provider who assists people with disability prepare for, find and maintain employment. EPIC also delivers education and training, and provides services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Operating for almost 30 years, EPIC has 400 employees across 50 centres in Queensland, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and Tasmania.