“What’s next for my child?” This is a question that we often get asked by parents of autistic adolescents.
Specialisterne believes the ‘next for your child’ can include meaningful and productive employment in spite of the current unemployment and underemployment rates for autistic people. Specialisterne is a social business based on the belief that autistic people have extraordinary talents that can be utilized by employers, with the right understanding of how to accommodate and manage people with different personalities and skills, to gain a competitive advantage.
Leading global companies are successfully using Specialisterne’s knowledge of matching autistic talent with employment opportunities – The Autism Advantage. Specialisterne is connected with the World Economic Forum and the United Nations and is driving the global and national expansion of talent and career development for autistic people through programs for education and employment through innovation, collaboration and knowledge sharing.
You can support our efforts to grow the Autism Advantage to benefit 100,000 autistic people and their families across the U.S. by making a tax deductible donation to Specialisterne USA today.
“What if autistic people were welcomed and understood by employers?”
If you treat the Dandelion as an herb – you will get access to all its values. If you treat the Dandelion as a weed – you will never learn that it is one of the most valuable plants in nature. Biodiversity makes nature work at its best.
Like Dandelions, autistic people will shine and generate value when welcomed and understood, and they will be challenged if unwelcomed and misunderstood. We all have a role to play in society and autistic people should be invited to play their part. Neurodiversity makes community work at its best.
Our long term goal is to enable 100,000 jobs in the US.
Our partners are working with us to realize our vision of a world where people are given equal opportunities in the labor market.