The Specialist People Foundation works to enable one million jobs for people with autism and similar challenges through social entrepreneurship, corporate sector engagement and a global change in mind-set. We work with stakeholders around the world to bring about our vision of a world where people are given equal opportunities in the labor market.

The foundation owns the Specialisterne concept and trademark. Specialisterne, which translates from Danish as “the specialists”, is an innovative social enterprise providing assessment, training, education and IT consultancy services, where most of the employees are people with autism.

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Specialist People Foundation and Australia Join Forces to Employ People with Autism

For the first time in Australia, the Department of Human Services and HP Australia will work together with Specialist People Foundation to provide skilled employment for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Minister for Human Services Senator the Hon Marise Payne said an agreement between the three organisations, which will provide 12 candidates with employment through a three-year traineeship, was signed last night.

“We are proud to be working with such progressive organisations to provide people with Autism Spectrum Disorder a fantastic opportunity to work in a field that allows them to harness their unique skills and ability,” Minister Payne said.

“This is DHS and HP’s first project of its kind in Australia, as well as the first Specialist People Foundation engagement in the country. Continue reading

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