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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.


Workplace Accommodations Part 2

Here is the link to Workplace Accommodations Part 1, where you will find the first half of this article. Self-advocacy is important. Your workplace experience matters and it’s vital that you make sure your needs are understood. Seek information about your new...

Autistic Masking and Veiling

Much has been written about ‘Masking’ the practice of hiding one’s autistic identity in order to conform to neurotypical models of social behaviour. The research into the impact of masking on a person concludes that it is harmful and damaging to mental and...

Workplace Accommodations Part 1

In Disclosure in the Workplace, I noted that people may choose to disclose their diagnosis at work if they anticipate needing accommodations or they find they need them after being on the job for a while. A reasonable accommodation is a modification to a job or...

Disclosure in the Workplace

A prime area of concern for many neurodivergent people in the workplace is determining whether or not to disclose any information regarding their diagnosis, and if so, how to do this in a way that will create a positive impact on the employment process. Many people...