SINGAPORE, November 30th, 2017 – Specialisterne, an internationally recognized leader in harnessing the talents of autistic people, launched today in Singapore. Specialisterne Singapore is teaming up with employers, government, community and partners to provide people on the autism spectrum – an under-utilized human resource – with the opportunity to obtain meaningful and sustained employment.
Specialisterne Singapore officially launched today 30 November 2017 with a visit from the Spouse of the Danish Prime Minister.
“Social enterprises like Specialisterne make our communities stronger and help to build a fair and inclusive employment for everyone. Singapore NCSS recently released for the second year “See the True Me” campaign – A Social Enterprise Strategy for Singapore, positioning Singapore as leader in social enterprises when assuming the ASEAN Chair in 2018. Social enterprises, like Specialisterne, make good business sense and help people with autism find meaningful job opportunities,” Ambassador of Denmark to Singapore, Dorte Bech Vizard.“
“Thorkil was one of many inspirational leaders that the Singapore International Foundation (SIF) had the privilege to host in 2011 to catalyse conversations in social entrepreneurship and inspire action for change. Then, social impact businesses were little known in Singapore and the SIF had started a Young Social Entrepreneurs programme to inspire, equip and enable youths to start social enterprises in Singapore and beyond. With Specialisterne launched in Singapore today and its sights set on sustainable employment for persons with autism in ASEAN, we look forward to working together to inspire more young changemakers and to building a more inclusive Asia,” said Jean Tan, Executive Director of SIF.
Read the full press release: Specialisterne Singapore launch
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