Specialisterne NI is a specialist consultancy that supports autistic and neurodivergent people to get ready for, secure, sustain and progress in careers, across sectors and at all levels of role. All of our services are co-designed with our autistic and neurodivergent community. Together, our experience helps employers recruit, retain, and develop the talents of autistic and neurodivergent people with communication difference in the workplace, and to grow diverse, effective teams.

As part of the Specialist People Foundation, we contribute to a global aim of one million careers for autistic and neurodivergent people.

Meet the team

This is some of the team at Specialisterne NI. We are part of the Specialisterne Global network, which spans 26 countries, with 550 employees, 350+ of whom are neurodivergent.


Rediscover wellbeing series for autistic people at work

Specialisterne NI’s Rediscover workshop series explores the experiences of autistic people at work. Specialisterne NI’s research into the themes which emerge from the words of autistic people included in 5 years of published research across 32 countries, provides a backdrop to discussions on wellbeing at work, and strategies which autistic people use to experience improved wellbeing and to enjoy careers.

Rediscover sessions for autistic people at work begins Thursday 30 November, 12.30pm-1.30pm. Rediscover is supported by the Public Health Agency through the Clear Project, and runs November 2023-February 2024. Places are limited. For details, or to join, contact Sharon Didrichsen on Sharond@specialisterne.com

How can we help?

If you are job seeker and are autistic and/or neurodivergent, we can:

  • assess your skills , and advise on what careers may best suit your skillset
  • connect you with mentors and support you to apply for and secure your ideal role
  • connect you with a vibrant community where you can grow in confidence and learn strategies to develop your career and enjoy wellbeing.

If you are in a job role, we can provide Communication Coaching, where we share strategies of neurodivergent people and support you to achieve your career goals. You can connect with other autistic and neurodivergent people in all types of careers as part of our ALL2gether at Work community.

If you are an employer and would like to recruit or develop the skills of autistic and neurodivergent employees, we can:

  • introduce CVs of candidates who match your job roles
  • train staff in how to interview or develop the skills of autistic people
  • Provide communication coaching for autistic and neurodivergent employees and leaders.

Where can you find us?

You are welcome to come and visit our offices in Belfast, or to connect with our team virtually. We also travel across NI and meet with clients at 5 university and college sites and other locations. The autistic and neurodivergent community at Specialisterne NI has people from every county in N Ireland!

This is a quick view of our Belfast offices: