Category Archives: Blog

Here are the latest insights on Autism and the business world from our staff and our friends in the field.

Portfolio Administrator December 24, 2019

Please note: This is a full-time co-op/internship program ONLY available to students who identify with autism or another similar neurodiversity. The planned start date is May 4, 2020. The Recruitment Process Registration The first step in the recruitment process is for interested candidates to register to participate in Specialisterne’s Post-secondary Employment Bridging Program. This will involve […]

Cloud UX/UI Developer December 24, 2019

Are you a student with an interest in web development? Would you like an opportunity to learn new things while honing your skills using leading edge technologies? Here is what you will do: Design and build new features into the IBM Cloud Platform to improve customer experience Work with Analytics teams and designers to analyze […]

Quality Assurance Automation Engineer December 24, 2019

Are you interested in developing your technical skills in a supportive and collaborative environment? Are you a detail-oriented individual who enjoys detecting and solving problems? Here is what you will do: Work with an agile team and product owners to execute test plans, test cases, and scripts Work independently to perform automation testing and document […]

UI/UX Designer, AI & Cognitive Computing December 24, 2019

Do you have an interest in human-centered design and digital technologies? Does being part of a project focused on designing innovative solutions for social enterprises sound interesting to you? Department & Team overview IBM Center for Advanced Studies (CAS) is a system of engagement for academic collaboration with IBM. Working with students, educators and researchers, […]

Software Engineer, AI & Cognitive Computing December 24, 2019

Do you have an interest in using and developing your skills in software development? Do you enjoy problem-solving and critical thinking? Does being part of a project focused on designing innovative solutions for social enterprises sound interesting to you? If so, this might be the role for you. Department & Team overview IBM Center for […]

What’s your dream job? February 23, 2015

A deep understanding of yourself and your interests is crucial to finding your place in the employment market. Being passionate about what you want to do is a huge asset in finding meaningful employment. Specialsterne Canada would like to know: What is your dream job? Would it be working for a company you love or […]

Good Foot Delivery Service February 13, 2015

Good Foot Delivery is an urban courier service operating in downtown Toronto that almost exclusively hires people with developmental disabilities. For their employees, GF provides an opportunity for financial independence, self-direction and responsibility via a community to which they are integral contributors. For the business community, GF provides a superior dispatch on foot or by […]

Employability Skills and Autism – Communication September 7, 2014

Part 1 For someone with ASD, it’s a great tool for anyone looking to understand the areas they’ll need to work on in order to be successful in a workplace. Whether you’re an individual with ASD, a coworker, or an employer looking to hire someone with ASD, it is important to understand how someone on the […]

Meet Daniel Share-Strom August 12, 2014

Hi, everyone,             My name’s Daniel Share-Strom, and since I was an early teenager, I’ve been an autism advocate, working to educate families, teachers, and medical professionals on what our challenges mean and how we can be better helped and understood. You may have even seen one of my public speaking events throughout Southern Ontario, […]

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