Assessment & Training

The assessment process maps out the individual needs to perform in a job situation.


Please note that we are not currently running formal group assessment or training programmes at this time, due to a reconstruction process. If you would like to be informed on new projects please contact the contact person on the right .


 

Assessment & Training Program offers people with autism, and similar challenges, a potentially life-changing opportunity to identify and develop talent that can be applied in a professional working environment. We work together with our candidates to figure out what their special skill-set includes, what are their personal and professional competencies and interests, and what special needs or challenges do they have. For most of our candidates, this initial process is often the first step on a career path they may have thought would never be open to them.

Mapping out talent

Our initial goal is to see past the diagnosis and identify the talent: talent such as be the ability to identify patterns not clearly visible to most, or the ability to maintain deep concentration for longer-than-normal periods of time, to have an outstanding memory, or to be able to perform certain tasks over and over again without ever making a single mistake. The options are as varied as the personalities of our candidates.

We understand too that, because of the nature of autism, Aspergers, ADHD and similar challenges, our candidates often have very specific needs or challenges when it comes to a potential workplace. Some, for example, may need a lot of flexibility in their working hours, others may need specific mentoring, or a very clear and predictable structure to their day. Every candidate is different. It’s up to our staff of specially trained Social Workers to map out individual needs for support, guidance and workplace adjustments.

Once we have established the candidate profile, we then work to match the candidate to opportunities. If, for example, the candidate has a profile that matches jobs in the IT field, then in most cases we offer them work as Specialisterne Consultants. Alternatively, we can offer them employment at one of our corporate partners, ensuring that we have a mentorship agreement in place first.

In cases where a candidate’s profile doesn’t match the jobs we have available, we provide additional support and guidance in identifying alternative job or education opportunities: working in tandem with local autism organizations and government agencies.

The process

The assessment and training process is typically run in smaller groups of up to 10 people. Approximately 30 percent of training is done through internships at the corporate partner site. Some modules, such as our Structured Dialog module, are tailored individually. The process is usually structured in the following way:

  • Clarification on whether or not the candidate is capable of entering the job market and maintaining a job
  • Description of the candidates’ strengths, special aptitudes, capabilities, interests, needs, and a full Learning Profile
  • A basis for the candidate to make decisions about his or her own career direction
  • Creation of the candidate Personal Profile.

Focused training for people with autism

Candidates with  autism, and similar challenges, receive training in areas such as software testing and quality assurance. We also provide training for specific tasks upon request from our corporate partners. Here you can see examples of some of our training modules:

  • Working in Teams,
  • Working in Accordance with the Principle of Agile Development
  • Software Testing
  • Quality Assurance
  • Consistency Training
  • Regression Testing
  • Data Cleansing
  • Data Migration
  • ISEB/ISTQB Certified Software Testing

 

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Working at Specialisterne

If you would like to work as a consultant, or to join an evalution and education process, then we have many opportunities. Follow a link on the right.