Entries by Sharon Didrichsen

Specialisterne NI welcomes Brian Byers to its Voluntary Board

The team at Specialisterne NI are delighted to welcome new Directors to its voluntary board. Please join us in welcoming Brian Byers. It’s hard for me to explain how excited I am to join the Specialisterne team from both a personal and professional perspective.  Having worked in career development and employability for over 15 years, […]

555

555 is a great number, especially when it represents the number of hours autistic young people from 15 grammar and secondary schools, and young people out of school, have spent connecting with each other over Lockdown in Connect4 online social and interest groups. Connect4 is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. For details of […]

UK Work & Pensions Secretary sees local autism work success

  On a visit to Northern Ireland today (24 August) the UK Secretary of State for Work & Pensions, Rt Hon Thérèse Coffey MP, took time to visit East Belfast social enterprise, Specialisterne NI, which supports autistic people to start and develop their careers and supports employers to recruit and develop the talent of autistic […]

Working with autistic people -Emerging from Lockdown and Beyond- New interactive virtual workshop series for managers and teams

    Working with Autistic people- Emerging from Lockdown and Beyond Specialisterne  NI is delighted to launch a new online interactive workshop series for managers and teams. Working with autistic people -emerging from Lockdown and Beyond will support participants to interact with autistic employees in Lockdown, emerging out of Lockdown and beyond, in ways which […]

Connect4 VIRTUAL Workshops Launch and How to Join

Connect4 VIRTUAL Workshops Launch and How to Join Connect4 is a new 3-year programme which is designed by 100 autistic young people across 10 secondary and grammar schools in N Ireland, and which is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. 100 autistic young people have told us they would like to connect more with […]

2gether and Recruit Programmes go online! #stayconnected

The 2gether Autistic Community has gone online with coffee meet-ups, cookery meet-ups and 1-1 support being delivered over Zoom. What we didn’t expect was how many would join! Last night we had 50% more people attending our 2gether evening workshop via Zoom- it was great craic! Today we have the 2gether women’s meet-up over lunch, […]