BACKGROUND: THE AUTISM ADVANTAGE
The United Nations (UN) issued a Call to Action at the observance of UN World Autism Awareness Day in 2015, appealing to employers to make tangible commitments to offering employment opportunities for individuals on the autism spectrum. The event, entitled “Employment: The Autism Advantage”, was organized by the UN Department of Global Communications and Department of Economic and Social Affairs, in cooperation with Specialisterne Foundation, and with the support of the UN Global Compact.
THE AUTISM ADVANTAGE ON MEDIA
THE AUTISM ADVANTAGE
The New York Times Magazine article highlighting the concept of 'the autism advantage' and Thorkil Sonne's story on quitting his traditional job to start Specialisterne - a a socially innovative company harnessing the special characteristics and talents of autistic persons and uses them as a competitive advantage to secure meaningful employment.
UPCOMING AUTISM ADVANTAGE LUNCHEONS
TO BE ANNOUNCED FOR 2021 (POSTPONED FROM APRIL 16, 2020 DUE TO COVID-19)