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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 nonprofit organization that works to enable one million jobs for people with autism and similar challenges.


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...

Honesty is Authenticity

Somewhere online I read a blog post written by a nonautistic person who claims that when an Autistic child lies people should celebrate, as the child has reached a cognitive milestone—as if lying is inherently human rather than learned behavior. This blogger, who...

Mirroring: Reflecting Behavior

Mirroring is the act of imitating the behavior of another person and is largely nonverbal communication. Mirroring is also largely unconscious, for me at least, though some people consciously mimic behavior. Politicians, for example, go through extensive training to...