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Dandelions around the world: The story of Specialisterne

 

The Danish firm Specialisterne – a Zero Project Innovative Practice 2013 – launched last year Specialisterne Canada, which over the past year has set up operations in Toronto and gained clients in Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto, including a partnership with global IT firm SAP – this is excellent news!!

Specialisterne’s core mission is to help individuals on the autism spectrum to find meaningful employment by showing employers how they can harness the unique skillsets and talents of those individuals. According to CEO Alan Kriss, Specialisterne Canada is working with its Danish and global counterparts to create a global shift in how employers view individuals on the autism spectrum. The goal is to shape how employers create environments for these individuals to flourish, while also being hyper-focused on the Canadian context for employers who are looking to close skills gaps.

 

Also see article on MaRS:

http://www.marsdd.com/news-and-insights/dandelions-mars-story-specialisterne/