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Specialisterne USA

Specialisterne USA Inc., a charitable not-for-profit 503(c) American organization, focused on building a bridge between neurodivergent job seekers and employers. We support employers to tap into the talents of a neurodiverse workforce and build inclusive organizations through education, training, and advisory.

Specialisterne Foundation

Specialisterne Foundation is a non-for-profit organization that works to enable one million jobs for people with autism and similar challenges.


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...

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...

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...


Like many autists I appear younger than my age, in part because I don’t perform age. I don’t perform age, race or gender, either. I don’t perform. Yet people tend to think I’m performing, that my words have a hidden meaning, or that I’m trying to behave like someone...

There’s a Brick on My Foot!

Suppose you had a brick on your foot.  And you told someone: “I am in pain. Can you help me get this brick off my foot?” And they said: “You seem very upset. I think you might be anxious.” So, you move to another person: “I am in pain. Can you help me get this brick...