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Video game tests for PlayStation 2016-12-05

Various consultants of Specialisterne have begun the test of six new games created in Spain in collaboration with Sony Interactive Entertainment Spain as part of the program PlayStation® Talents. As part of this agreement, powered by Animatoon Studio and PlayStation ® Spain, the first team of consultants has been trained in the demanding quality control […]


Opportunities in the field of cybersecurity 2016-11-26

The prestigious magazine Wired recently published an article which discusses the potential of people with ASD in the field of cybersecurity. The article mentions Alan Turing, who deciphered the Nazi army code system in World War II and whose profile could place him in the autism spectrum. The author, Kevin Pelphrey, cites this as an […]


The benefits of neurodiversity 2016-07-11

Working Knowledge, a Harvard Business School publication, just released an article called ‘Neurodiversity: The Benefits of Recruiting Employees with Cognitive Disabilities‘. It states that every day, more companies are accepting neurodiversity and hiring people with ASD. The article refers to a recently published case study, SAP SE: Autism at Work, that explains SAP’s diversity program in […]


Specialisterne with SAP and HP in the UN 2016-04-02

Commemorating April, 2, the Word Autism Awareness Day, the UN promoted an event called “Autism and the 2030 Agenda: Inclusion and Neurodiversity”, in which Specialisterne took part. In the event several objectives that aim for the improvement of people with ASD life conditions, were discussed. The objectives are part of the SDGs, the Sustainable Development […]


100 professionals with ASD already working in SAP 2016-03-23

Three years have gone by since the program Autism at Work evolved, which was an initiative by the software multinational company SAP in collaboration with Specialisterne. What happened? More than 100 people with ASD are employed by SAP worldwide. And numbers will increase, as SAP, currently with 77.000 employees, intends to have 1% of its […]


Project with HP and the Australian Government 2015-12-09

Specialisterne joined forces with HP and the Human Resources Department of the Australian Government, in a program developed to provide training and employment for adults with ASD in software testing. In the initial phase, HP has already hired 11 people, and intends to hire many more. In the attached video (among others) we can see […]


Association with the United Nations 2015-11-23

The NGO section of the Department of Public Information (DPI) in the UN decided on November the 20th, 2015, to approve their association with the Specialisterne Foundation, which encompasses the concept and trademark of Specialisterne, and replicating them worldwide. The DPI serves as a connection between the UN and approximately 1.600 NGOs and other civil […]


Passion for beaches 2015-07-03

Consultants and students of Specialisterne Spain have collaborated in a project conducted by the company Agbar, helping to develop an app called iBeach, setting a new example of how people with ASD can be especially suitable professionals for certain types of job. iBeach is an app made for iOS and Android by Agbar, that provides […]


The UN and employment for people with ASD 2015-04-03

Today, April, 2, the Word Autism Awareness Day, in the UN –organization that instituted the day in 2008-, happened an event began dedicated to the employment of people with autism. Thorkil Sonne, founder of Specialisterne, took part in the conference and its planning. 80% of adults with autism are estimated to be unemployed. In Europe, […]


Specialisterne Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary 2014-02-04

This week Specialisterne is celebrating its 10th anniversary. On the 2nd of February 2004, Thorkil Sonne founded Specialisterne in Denmark with a vision of enabling jobs for people with autism. Inspired by his young son Lars, who had been diagnosed with Infantile Autism, Thorkil established Specialisterne, and subsequently The Specialisterne Foundation, in an attempt to […]


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Next course: December 2018

The next editions of the assessment and training program for people with ASD will begin in Milano and in December 2018.

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