For more than ten years the Dutch social enterprise Specialisterren has been working with people with autism. Specialisterren recognises that people with autism have a variety of exceptional skills that are in high demand in the job market, most especially in IT and software testing roles. These skills include high levels of concentration, accuracy and close attention to detail, ability to spot errors, good technical ability and excellent memory. Through a network of recruiters and
coaches, Specialisterren has successfully supported candidates with autism to find software testing roles and, through its cooperation with Polteq, has made available an extensive training and coaching program.