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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.


Maladaptive Daydreaming

It’s pretty typical and even healthy to daydream, as daydreaming has been linked to increased creativity and goal setting and often serves as a way to give the brain some rest. However, people who engage in maladaptive daydreaming tend to spend excessive amounts of...


There is a parent at my son’s school who has been wearing reindeer antlers for the whole of December. It’s not just the school gates either, she wears them everywhere she goes: to the shops, to the post office, to the supermarket. She even wears them in work meetings....

The Fawn Trauma Response

The holidays are a time of joy for many people. They can also be a time when trauma tends to resurface or becomes more apparent. Memories, past experiences, and role-related expectations can result in feelings of grief, despair, inadequacy, shame, guilt, and more. ...


Synesthesia refers to a state of being in which an individual’s sensory or cognitive pathways cross with one another. When one pathway gets stimulated, involuntary stimulation of another pathway occurs. This may manifest as tasting colors, seeing sounds, numbers being...