The UN Charter of Rights is a crucial commitment from governments around the world to promote equal rights for people with disabilities. The UN has shown the way – but now we need a change in the way we view people with autism so that we can best implement the Charter throughout the world.
Thorkil Sonne, is the founder of Specialisterne (The Specialists), a Danish social innovator company using the characteristics of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as competitive advantages in the business market. Thorkil changes the way society perceives autism by transforming it from a handicap to a competitive advantage. His Specialist People Foundation employs autistic people, who have a ten times lower fault rate in software testing and other tasks. Thorkil now plans to go beyond Denmark, empowering people with ASD globally.