Services for Employers

Autistic employees are 92% more productive and 48% faster than non-autistic employees (JP Morgan Chase, 2016).

Harnessing the Autism Advantage 

Specialisterne Australia assists organisations in recruiting and providing autistic and neurodiverse inclusive workplace practices and cultures.

We recognise that autistic individuals offer a range of skills that can be of benefit to any job. 

We also recognise that the traditional recruitment process disadvantages those on the autism spectrum. 

Watch this short video for a brief explanation on why harnessing autistic talent can make your business stand out.

At Specialisterne Australia we use a unique process to assess potential employees and remove the barriers that disadvantage individuals on the autism spectrum from gaining meaningful employment. 

“For us to stay innovative and forward thinking and cutting edge, we need to have as many brains as possible and this is a great talent source of people who think differently.”

Belinda Sheehan, IBM Neurodiversity Program Manager

We can help you use a more inclusive way to recruit, and at the same time, access skilled talent from a virtually untapped talent pool of neurodiverse thinkers, to give your business that competitive edge. 

After finding the right match for your business, we then work to support the employee in their transition and build the capacity of the employer to support their autistic staff members. We help managers understand the unique strengths of their employee/s on the autism spectrum and implement strategies to help them thrive in the workplace.

We work with a range of businesses to assist in the recruitment of a range of positions. To date we have helped to recruit employees in roles in information technology, records management, agriculture and engineering. We are just getting started and look forward to expanding the list of industries in which we work. We are equipped to engage and work with employers across a range of industries. Some of our recent clients include IBM, Jigsaw, Linfox, Xero, Australian Unity, PwC, the Federal Government (Australian Taxation Office, Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Department of Human Services), NSW Public Service Commission Agencies, the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Environment Land and Water Planning.


At Specialisterne Australia we offer three main program options and a range of other services. 

Full Autism Talent Program

Full Autism Talent Program for organisations seeking to develop their long-term internal capacity to embed neurodiverse, inclusive work practices and culture across their organisation. Ongoing Business Enablement and Support (OBES) is an essential part of all our programs to maximise success of the placement.


Tailored Autism Talent Program

Tailored Autism Talent Program for organisations seeking a short to medium-term program designed to pilot or develop the organisation’s experience in autistic and neurodiverse inclusive work and cultural practices. Ongoing Business Enablement and Support (OBES) is an essential part of all our programs to maximise success of the placement.


Autism Talent Match

Autism Talent Match for organisations that already have a well-developed knowledge of autism and have embedded neurodiverse inclusive programs and practices across their business. Ongoing Business Enablement and Support (OBES) is an essential part of all our programs to maximise success of the placement.


Other Services

A number of autism awareness training and capacity building services are available including a full review of HR practices and policies, consultation on recruitment hiring, safety and well-being. Contact us to discuss your needs.


Some of our employer case studies

Australian Bureau of Statistics 2018

In November 2018 the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) engaged Specialisterne to tap into autistic talent in order to improve their efficiency and create a more diverse work environment.Through the Specialisterne Australia Federal Government Talent Hub they were...

SAP 2016

SAP is a global market leader in enterprise application software. SAP’s groundbreaking Autism at Work program, launched in May 2013, integrates people with autism into the workforce. SAP has a corporate goal to employ 650 colleagues on the autism spectrum.In August...

NSW Public Service Commission 2020

The New South Wales Public Service Commission (NSW PSC) worked with Specialisterne on a Tailored Talent Program to attract the skills, talents and abilities of prospective jobseekers on the autism spectrum, who could contribute to a number of employment opportunities...

Australian Taxation Office Albury 2020

Specialisterne was excited to partner with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) Albury Centre in June 2020 to source, assess and place autistic applicants in the Client Account Services team within regional Victoria.This was an amazing opportunity as the majority of...

Autism Advantage Victoria Program 2019

Regional Victoria was a primary focus for the 2019 Autism Advantage Victoria program. Throughout March to November 2019, Specialisterne conducted four selection, assessment and on-boarding programs targeting the regional locations of Geelong and Ballarat.With the...

Autism and Agriculture 2017

Autism and Agriculture is an initiative of SunPork Farms and Autism CRC which aims to improve animal welfare by creating opportunities in animal care for adults on the autism spectrum.In collaboration with the Pork CRC and Specialisterne Australia, nine autistic...

Department of Health and Human Services 2017

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in 2017 launched its inaugural RISE at DHHS Program. The RISE at DHHS Program created career opportunities for people on the autism spectrum to work for DHHS as Records Management Officers.The pre-selection...

PricewaterhouseCoopers 2018 & 2019

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Australia is an employer that understands the potential of autistic employees. In 2018 and again in 2019 PwC partnered with Specialisterne to tap into the autism advantage for their Cyber Security Department.Candidates were assessed with a...

Westpac Tailored Talent Program 2017

Through their ‘Tailored Talent’ program, Westpac created new pathways for autistic candidates to integrate into meaningful roles across their business, including Risk, Finance and IT.Westpac in Sydney partnered with Specialisterne in 2017 to tap into neurodiverse...

Federal Talent Hub 2019 & 2020

The long-term aim of Specialisterne is to develop a sustainable and ongoing program that will offer people on the autism spectrum a talent pathway into public service work.Services Australia and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) partnered with Specialisterne to...

IBM Ballarat 2019

Following on from the global success of the IGNITE Autism Spectrum Disorder Program in the USA, IBM partnered with Specialisterne Australia to run the IBM Neurodiversity Program at the Client Innovation Centre in Ballarat, Victoria in March 2019.There were 10 various...

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) 2019

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) both recognise that there is a unique opportunity for Victorian Departments to work together to meet their business needs in an innovative way by...

Australian Taxation Office 2018

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) understands the value of a neurodiverse workforce and in September 2018 engaged Specialisterne to tap into autistic talent in order to improve their efficiency and create a more diverse work environment.The ATO partnered with...

An individual with autism often displays
one or several of the following characteristics:


- novel approaches -

innovative solutions


- memory - 

Absorb and retain facts

- deep focus -


- creative - 

distinctive imagination

- integrity - 

honest, loyal and committed


- analytical - 

spots patterns


Some of our business clients


Turning negative traits into positive characteristics.

Contact us

Are you interested in diversifying your workforce and accessing a highly skilled and virtually untapped talent pool? Call us on 03 9088 8052 or email