SAP and Specialisterne: Working Together to Employ People with Autism
In May 2013, Specialisterne entered a partnership with SAP AG to provide employment opportunities for people with autism as software testers, programmers and data quality assurance specialists. Like, the Specialist People Foundation, and Specialisterne operations around the globe, SAP sees a potential competitive advantage to leveraging the unique talents of people with autism, while also helping them to secure meaningful employment.
This collaboration supports SAP’s mission to help the world run better and improve people’s lives, and our mission to enable jobs for people with autism, while strengthening SAP and SPF as global leaders in innovation.
So far, successful pilot projects in India and Ireland have demonstrated the positive impact of empowering people with autism to excel in their areas of strength. SAP Labs India has hired six people with autism as software testers for SAP Business Suite applications. In Ireland, three positions were filled by Specialisterne Consultants in 2013 and a further two this year. SAP are expanding the program globally, starting in the US, Canada and Germany.
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