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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.

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

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All posts by Jaime A. Heidel

Are Your Autistic Employees “Grumpy” or Just Concentrating?

Are Your Autistic Employees “Grumpy” or Just Concentrating?

Avoid assuming you know or understand any of your employee’s intentions, whether they are autistic or neurotypical. Instead, open up a dialogue and create a culture of psychological safety for everyone within your organization. The benefits far outweigh the risks.

5 Positive Attributes Autistic Employees Bring to the Workplace

5 Positive Attributes Autistic Employees Bring to the Workplace

Autistic people are assets in the workplace, but that can be difficult to see if your primary focus is on how they don’t “fit in” with your current culture. They weren’t meant to fit in, mask, go with the flow, or toe the line. They are meant to be innovative, avant-garde, and just different enough to help guide your business into the future.

5 Ways to Make Holiday Parties More Accessible for Your Autistic Employees

5 Ways to Make Holiday Parties More Accessible for Your Autistic Employees

With awareness and accessibility, holiday parties don’t have to be something your neurotypical employees look forward to but your autistic employees dread, they can be a place where people of all neurotypes meet in the middle and use compromise to find common ground and create a true sense of community.

Are Your Autistic Employees Experiencing Bullying on the Job?

Are Your Autistic Employees Experiencing Bullying on the Job?

When it comes to workplace bullying, be aware of it in all its forms (even the hidden ones), take it seriously, and defend your vulnerable employees against it. It’s not just about protecting your interests, it’s about elevating your leadership and creating a working environment where everyone feels safe, included, and valued–no matter how their brain is designed.

How to Make Interviews More Accessible for Autistic Candidates

How to Make Interviews More Accessible for Autistic Candidates

When you employ different thinking, you’re not just filling a quota, you’re taking the first step to fortifying your business for the long haul through innovative thinking, increased productivity, and out-of-the-box problem-solving skills that are the hallmark of the autistic mind.

Why It’s Important to Regularly Follow Up With Your Neurodivergent Employees

Why It’s Important to Regularly Follow Up With Your Neurodivergent Employees

Prevent miscommunication with regular follow-ups… One of the best “side effects” of providing accessibility for your neurodivergent employees is that what you do to improve their ability to bring their best work to the table also makes it easier for all of your employees to bring their best work and, as a result, elevates your company to the top of its game!