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 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 people with autism and similar challenges through social entrepreneurship, innovative employment models, and a national change in mindset.
Specialisterne – A Social Enterprise
Our Specialists (the people we place into work) will have a diagnosis within the autism spectrum, often that of Asperger’s Syndrome, and many have a second or third diagnosis as well. Specialisterne provides valuable services for the business and IT sector on market terms. We also aim to provide assessment and training services to identify and develop each individual’s unique talents further.
Specialisterne, 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” – 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.