Goal: 10,000 new jobs for autistic Canadians

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HR professionals can expect a greater push to accommodate and, indeed, embrace the thousands of Canadian workers diagnosed with autism as a new advocacy group -- focused on winning full access for those often frustrated workers -- emerges.

“There is so much opportunity for us in Canada to create meaningful and productive jobs for the growing number of people diagnosed with autism,” says Thorkil Sonne, founder of Specialisterne. “There is clearly a readiness and excitement here and we are confident that the combination of our operational experience from 11 countries, and a very strong and dedicated team in Canada, will bring about the sort of change that will benefit all stakeholders.”

Specialisterne, an internationally recognized leader promoting the skills of people on the autism spectrum, launched in this country on Monday, and with offices in Toronto, Vancouver and Quebec City will lobby government, community and corporate partners. 

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