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Specialisterne Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation with the goal to generate meaningful employment for one million autistic/neurodivergent persons through social entrepreneurship, corporate sector engagement and a global change in mindset.

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Autism in mothers and children

Autism in mothers and children

As we said in the previous article, between 17% and 23% of parents of autistic children have an extended phenotype of autism, that is, they present some autistic features, without actually meeting the characteristics required for diagnosis. In addition, autism has a...
Social stigma in autistic people

Social stigma in autistic people

Based on what is considered normal or correct in different sociopolitical contexts, there is discrimination against a wide variety of groups: LGTBIQ+ people, racialized people, psychiatrized people, autistic or physically disabled people, among many others. All of...
Dichotomous thinking in autism

Dichotomous thinking in autism

“Stai esagerando”, “sei troppo sensibile”, “prendi tutto come un attacco personale” sono frasi che molte persone autistiche (non tutte, ovviamente) sono abituate a sentirsi rivolgere. Perché a volte ci viene attribuito un “eccesso di sensibilità”? In...
Cognitive accessibility and autism

Cognitive accessibility and autism

When we talk about accessibility, we usually think of adapting environments for people with physical mobility problems: putting ramps in accesses to homes, enabling elevators to go through different floors of buildings without using stairs, installing handrails at...

The specialists 1

I arrived at Specialisterne when I was 23, after various attempts at some educational and training opportunities. I had had issues getting through Lower Secondary education. When I was 17, I was diagnosed with Asperger, and I’ve been in treatment due to depression for...