Entries by Sharon Didrichsen

1 day to Digital DNA

Specialisterne NI is delighted to have been shortlisted for an award for www.specialisterneni.com. Developed by AllState NI, as part of a Dragon’s Den initiative,  www.specialisterneni.com allows employers to post jobs directly, to attract talented people on the Autistic Spectrum for job roles. Job seekers can register, build profiles, engage in a secure user forum, and […]

Specialisterne NI Chair Congratulations

Congratulations to Specialisterne NI Chair Jonny McBride, whose company Cannon Hygiene is a finalist for the ‘Best Place to Work’ in the Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards for 2016. We are hoping you win! Thanks to Jonny and to the Board for the time they give every month to helping develop Specialisterne NI to […]

Coaching Employees with Social Communication Difference

Due to demand, Specialisterne NI are hosting Level 1 and Level 2 multi-company workshops on 20 May 2016 in Managing Employees with Social Communication Difference. Working with professional actor and illustrator Patrick Sanders, the Specialisterne NI team will present moments of social communication difference in the workplace, and explore what can cause and help reduce potential […]

Managing Employees with Social Communication Difference- Level 1 Workshop

Due to demand, Specialisterne NI are hosting Level 1 and Level 2 multi-company workshops on 20 May 2016 in Managing Employees with Social Communication Difference. Working with professional actor and illustrator Patrick Sanders, the Specialisterne NI team will present moments of social communication difference in the workplace, and explore what can cause and help reduce potential […]

Online Training in Working while on the Autistic Spectrum- book now!

Specialisterne NI has developed 1/2 day training workshops for adults on the Autistic Spectrum. Training workshops inform participants  of common experiences of people on the Autistic Spectrum who are studying, job-seeking or working in graduate level roles. We are now delighted to offer this training online and places can be booked for one-to-one online training […]

Perceptions: The Travelling Autism Workshop

On the eve of Autism Awareness month we celebrate the learnings the Specialisterne NI team have gleaned from Perceptions: a travelling Autism workshop, which was part of DCAL’s Creativity month. Perceptions took our team to 5 colleges and universities to role play communication scenarios experienced by talented people on the Autistic Spectrum in NI colleges […]

Lego Workshops: A Central Good Relations Initiative

Specialisterne NI, a recruitment and training consultancy that specialises in social communication difference, invites people with social communication difference such as Autism or Aspergers to attend Lego Workshops in March 2016. An OFMDFM Central Good Relations initiative, the Workshops aim to better prepare you to enter or progress in the Northern Ireland work community. By […]

Perceptions: Develop Your Talent

Are you studying for a career in Creative Arts, Digital Content, Animation or Film Production? Develop your talent: How to study and work with Social Communication Difference (such as being on the Autistic Spectrum).   In partnership with the Department for Culture, Arts and Leisure and in line with Creativity Month (March 2016), Specialisterne NI are hosting a FREE half-day workshop in Belfast […]

Forbes Article with Specialisterne Founder Thorkil Sonne: This Visionary may completely disrupt the tech industry as we know it

  ‘Utilize a “variance-widening” approach, in which companies actively hire individuals with “differences” (abilities or qualities the company doesn’t currently have). Hire unusual people; assess their skills carefully so you know what capabilities you have to work with. Keep the connection to short-term job needs loose, with the assumption that job requirements will continually evolve. […]