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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Shifting the Perception of People’s Abilities

Specialisterne Founder Thorkil Sonne

Specialisterne Founder and Chairman of the Board, Thorkil Sonne, was interviewed recently for Specialist People Foundation  partner SAP’s new Diversity area on sap.com. In May 2013, we announced our partnership with SAP, the aim of which was to assist us in our to goal create one million jobs for people with autism. Less than a year later, SAP has rolled out pilots in locations in India and Ireland, hiring an initial group of people on the autism spectrum, and has plans to expand to other countries in the near future. Read the full interview with Thorkil Sonne here, and read what SAP is doing in the area of Diversity and Inclusion here.

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