Thorkil Sonne

Founder & Chair | Specialisterne Foundation | Denmark

Thorkil Sonne became a social entrepreneur after his youngest son was diagnosed as autistic at the age of three and Thorkil learned how our societies and labour markets around the world exclude neuro-atypical people. He founded Specialisterne in 2004 and Specialisterne Foundation in 2008 to reduce unemployment and underemployment of autistic and neuro-atypical people. Specialisterne is represented in 13 countries and Specialisterne Foundation has been accepted as an NGO associated with the UN Department of Global Communications. Thorkil is a World Economic Forum Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur and an Ashoka Globalizer Fellow.