SPECIALISTERNE NETWORK

International Specialisterne Community

Specialisterne Foundation

Specialisterne Foundation is a non-for-profit organization that works to enable one million jobs for people with autism and similar challenges. The foundation owns Specialisterne Denmark and the Specialisterne concept and trademark.

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IPG Mediabrands

Specialisterne USA is recruiting! Specialisterne USA works with employers to help them integrate more neurodiversity into their workforce. Presently, Specialisterne USA is working with IPG Mediabrands to recruit for several roles through their Neurodiversity Hiring...

Autism & Gender

I used to think that the notion of gendered autism made sense. The original model for the diagnostic process of autism is rooted in a very specific definition geared towards diagnosing white, straight, cisgender males. But, this model leaves so many autistic people to...

Double Empathy Problem

Non-autistic people find it difficult to understand Autistic people, just as Autistic people struggle to understand non-autistic people. Dr. Damian Milton, an Autistic researcher, refers to this neurological disconnect as the double empathy problem, a theory that...

Behavior Is Communication

Behavior is communication has become a catchphrase within the autistic community. If a parent asks for advice on why their autistic child runs screaming from the shower or will only eat yogurt and chicken nuggets, they might often receive the response that behavior is...

Cats and Dogs: Communication Across a Neuro Divide

The dog wags its tail, and the cat thinks it is annoyed. The car purrs, and the dog thinks the cat is angry. Should we teach the dog to stop wagging its tail or teach the cat to understand that when a dog wags its tail it does not mean it is angry? Should we teach the...