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.



As discrimination is common for anyone who lives on the margins, disclosing neurodivergence is risky. That the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), created to protect disabled people from workplace discrimination, prohibits employers from discriminating based on...

Autistic Interests

The autistic mind is a monotropic mind. We’re pulled strongly towards our interests. Compared to our neurotypical peers, autists have an increased ability to focus on tasks and activities that interest us. Autistic interests, commonly termed special interests,...


Many are familiar with dyslexia; those of this neurotype struggle with words. A lesser known neurotype is dyscalculia, one of my neurotypes. Dyscalculia, a Latin term that translates to “counting badly”, disables me from math-related concepts. In college, despite...

Divergent Minds

When I disclose my autism, I do so out of a sense of pride, and I don’t tend to think of myself as disclosing so much as sharing a crucial aspect of my identity, the way a person may talk about their race or gender, or share their profession or place of origin. I...