Category Archives: In the News


Specialisterne Canada in partnership with Pacific Autism Family Network to recruit for SAP February 2, 2017

Continuing worldwide initiative to leverage the talents of employees on the autism spectrum VANCOUVER, BC – Specialisterne Canada has partnered with Pacific Autism Family Network to deliver SAP’s Autism at Work initiative in the Vancouver area. This program, now in its third year in Canada is part of a global strategy aimed at having 1% […]


Specialized skills to analyze commuter travel data April 29, 2016

Two Integrated Mobility Projects Through its Smart Commute program, Metrolinx works with workplaces, schools, communities and GO Transit to advance multi-modal transportation solutions that help to alleviate traffic congestion. In the spring of 2015, Metrolinx and Specialisterne Canada partnered to deliver on two integrated mobility projects in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area (GTHA). Mining Commuter […]


Kinaxis Launches Program to Employ Tech Workers with Autism April 15, 2016

Supply chain management software company the first Ottawa organization to partner with Specialisterne Canada to hire employees on the autism spectrum. OTTAWA, April 13, 2016 /CNW/ – Kinaxis® (TSX:KXS) today announced the launch of its Autism at Work program, an initiative designed to leverage the unique talents of individuals on the autism spectrum and provide meaningful, sustained employment to this under-utilized […]


Specialisterne partners with CIBC to hire employees on the autism spectrum December 3, 2015

Bank benefits from internationally developed program to increase the diversity of its workforce Toronto, Dec. 2, 2015 – Specialisterne Canada has developed a partnership with CIBC to hire employees on the autism spectrum. Using a program widely adopted by Specialisterne business partners around the world, the bank recently hired eight new employees into a variety […]


Ontario Trillium Foundation February 2, 2015

Specialisterne Canada receives Ontario Trillium Foundation grant Specialisterne Canada is grateful to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for a grant to us and our partners to increase meaningful employment opportunities for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Ontario. As part of a collaborative project with Autism Ontario, this initiative will work with employers to pilot concepts developed […]


The Globe And Mail November 6, 2013

Canada joins ambitious global campaign to promote hiring of people with autism. Canada is the latest country to join an ambitious global campaign to educate companies and governments about the benefits of hiring people with autism in the work force, with a goal of seeing one million autistic people employed –  10,000 in Canada.  


The Toronto Star November 6, 2013

Danish firm that helps those with autism find tech jobs is setting up in Canada Canada is the latest country to join an ambitious global campaign to educate companies and governments about the benefits of hiring people with autism in the work force, with a goal of seeing one million autistic people employed by 2020, […]


Specialisterne Launches In Canada November 4, 2013

Specialisterne launches in Canada with an aim to enable 10,000 jobs for people with autism Canadian operation is latest in worldwide expansion of successful and award-winning international social enterprise TORONTO, November 5th, 2013 – Specialisterne, an internationally recognized leader in harnessing the talents of people on the autism spectrum, launched today in Canada, with headquarters […]


From Hope, to Action, to impact July 25, 2013

Watch first-hand accounts of Specialisterne and the work we do to help people with autism secure meaningful employment.


TEDx Hamburg May 29, 2013

Watch the TEDx webcast with Thorkil Sonne here.


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