Having a child or a loved one with autism, Asperger’s Syndrome or another difficulty such as ADHD, ADD, OCD and Tourette’s is likely the biggest challenge you will face in your life. Since your family member was diagnosed, your main focus has probably been on his or her care and treatment. And, like all parents, you want the best for your child. You want them to live a full and happy life. And you want them to be contributing members of society.
However, parents and loved ones of people with autism often worry if their family member will ever gain meaningful employment as an adult, and gain some semblance of independence and financial security. You probably also worry about a future where your family member always will be dependent on you, to varying degrees.
Specialisterne can help. Our Youth Education Program is exclusively for young people with autism and similar challenges, from the age of 16 to 25 years, and place equal weight on our students academic and social development. Academically, the program is based on the Natural Sciences and IT studies. Socially, our goal is to help develop each students personal, social and professional skills, preparing them for future placement in the labor market.
Our Assessment & Training Program offers people with autism, and similar challenges, a potentially life-changing opportunity to identify and develop talents that can be applied in a professional working environment. We work together with our candidates to figure out what their special skill-set includes, what are their personal and professional competencies and interests, and what special needs or challenges do they have. For most of our candidates, this initial process is often the first step on a career path they may never have thought would be open to them.
At Specialisterne, we create opportunities based on the talent.