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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

“You are exaggerating”, “you are too sensitive”, “you take everything as a personal attack” are phrases that some autistic people (not all, of course) are used to hearing. Why are we sometimes attributed an "excess of sensitivity"?   Several factors would...

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

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...

Neuroinclusion?

Neuroinclusion?

It’s been a while since a new word has appeared into the world of Diversity & Inclusion: neuroinclusion. But, what does it mean?   It is a neologism, and like many words of recent creation it does not have a single definition, nor was there an extended and...

How to process the stimuli of a chaotic world

How to process the stimuli of a chaotic world

It is very common to hear that autistic people process information differently, but, what exactly do we mean by this? What does the term “processing” imply and what activities or actions are related to it? Actually, our whole life relates to our style or way of...

Gender, autistic women and job market

Gender, autistic women and job market

Before addressing the central theme of this article, we must think about gender. Surely many autistic people who read these lines will have asked themselves thousands of times: What exactly does it mean to be a woman? Does it have to do with performative...

Inclusion, reciprocity, coexistence

Inclusion, reciprocity, coexistence

Inclusion as a process based on reciprocity, overcoming the paternalist model of inclusion in favour of a true cohabitation among the differences that make up our society, which guarantees the individual rights of self-representation and self-determination in a...

The advantages of being a neurodiverse team

The advantages of being a neurodiverse team

A team is a group of people that work together and share goals. But, what is a neurodiverse team? From childhood, we are taught to work with other people in order to learn social skills, be organized, lead, be responsible and accept different opinions and points of...

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...

8th anniversary of Specialisterne in Spain

8th anniversary of Specialisterne in Spain

This coming June we celebrate the 8th anniversary of Specialisterne in Spain. After many months of preparations, we opened an office in Sant Cugat del Vallès, near Barcelona. The team is made up of Ramon Bernat as Social Investor and Facilitator, Francesc Sistach as...

First project in Portugal

First project in Portugal

The list of countries in which Specialisterne carries out projects continues to grow. This June we have started the first project for the inclusion of people with autism in Portugal. Critical Software, a leading IT company in Portugal, will hire a first group of...

Autism at Work: success for the first project in Mexico

Autism at Work: success for the first project in Mexico

We start 2021 with good news: the successful completion of the first joint project of SAP and Specialisterne for the job placement of people with autism in Mexico City, as well as the hiring, derived from that project, of 3 people with that diagnosis in SAP from...

We already have 24 people with autism in Buenos Aires!

We already have 24 people with autism in Buenos Aires!

We are happy to announce the completion of the 2nd project with the Buenos Aires headquarters of one of the leading banks in the world, in which 6 people have joined the bank's staff. Since 2018, the Argentinian headquarters has relied on SPECIALISTERNE for the...

Specialisterne again in Argentina

Specialisterne again in Argentina

We have once again agreed with one of the leading global banks to carry out a new labor inclusion project for people with autism / Asperger's in Buenos Aires next September.   In this case, the project will consist of 5 weeks of training and assessment of...

Award SDG of Pacto Global 2019 – final

Award SDG of Pacto Global 2019 – final

  Specialisterne Brasil has won one of the awards of Pacto Global (UN Global Compact) for 2019. In a ceremony in São Paulo, last May 16th, our General Manager in Brazil, got the award along with other 12 social initiatives focused on the SDGs (Sustainable Development...

Specialisterne Spain is already a B Corp company

Specialisterne Spain is already a B Corp company

Recently Specialisterne ES has been certified as a B Corp Company, which implies that all of us who are part of its team, work in one of the best companies FOR the world, great satisfaction. In the Impact Report you can see the general impact score B that we have...

The United Nations in support of women with autism

April 2 was the World Awareness Day on Autism and, on April 5, the annual event commemorating this date was celebrated at the United Nations headquarters in New York. In this edition, the theme was "Empowering Women and Girls with Autism", trying to highlight the...

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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...

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Dichotomous thinking in autism

Dichotomous thinking in autism

“You are exaggerating”, “you are too sensitive”, “you take everything as a personal attack” are phrases that some autistic people (not all, of...

read more
The specialists 1

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...

read more
Neuroinclusion?

Neuroinclusion?

It’s been a while since a new word has appeared into the world of Diversity & Inclusion: neuroinclusion. But, what does it mean?   It is a...

read more
New prevalence data in autism

New prevalence data in autism

The United States CDC continues to publish studies and data on the prevalence of autism. And, as the level of diagnosis improves, and it covers well...

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