We help companies become a destination for neurodivergent talent.

Since 2011, we have partnered with clients wanting a neurodiverse workplace by providing inclusion
and technology solutions that benefit from our autistic DNA.
An auticon consultant works at her desk

auticon is an award-winning social innovation company

As an autistic-majority company, we’re a resource for talent. We integrate our technology consultants into client organizations, performing as software developers, data analysts, QA engineers, and more. Clients experience our outstanding autistic professionals first-hand, opening minds and achieving diversity goals.

Our model improves the economic and social conditions of the autistic community with quality careers, unlocking opportunity, and empowering client organisations through actionable neurodiversity training and advisory services. Here, our employees build lifelong careers in technology, discovering personal autonomy and improved self-esteem.

Through auticon Labs, we utilize an entrepreneurial mindset to develop commercial technology solutions to social and environmental challenges faced by autistic professionals, helping them to succeed in the workplace.

Changing lives together

We believe affecting change in one life is the starting point for changing society. We therefore measure our social performance through the difference auticon makes to the lives of our autistic colleagues, the impact on our customer organisations, and the role we play in creating awareness of neurodiversity in society.

Between 15-20% of the global population are neurodivergent. 2% are estimated to be autistic. Despite many autistic people being talented, qualified and keen to work, only 29% of autistic people are in full time work. Within the autistic workforce, a vast majority are under-employed, working in jobs that they are over-qualified or over-skilled for. 

Feel they can be their authentic self at work 77%
Feel valued for who they are at auticon 84%
Improved wellbeing 78%
Feel more confident 74%
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Our vision and purpose

To build a more inclusive world.

Our mission

Address the inequalities in employment for neurodivergent adults and showcase the strengths of neurodiversity in society.

Our values

Our values pervade our daily operations and our relationships internally and to the outside world. They act as rules of conduct and characterise how we do business.

  • Inclusive: We are changing the world for and with the neurodivergent, with the spirit ‘nothing about us, without us’. We challenge ourselves to raise the bar on inclusion in everything we do.
  • Human-focused: We operate with a human focus to create an improved quality of life for our employees. We prize individual differences and put people first.
  • Inspiring: We strive to be inspiring for our customers, employees, stakeholders and the society in what we do and how we make it happen.
  • Solution-oriented: We are flexible and solution-oriented, open to new ideas and never afraid to try them.
  • Value creating: We create social and economic value through operating a commercially sustainable business with a strong social mission.

Autism is not a processing error,
it's a different operating system.

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Global Leadership Team

Bodo Mann

Bodo Mann

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

Over the last 20 years Bodo has held senior leadership roles, and worked extensively with Boards, CEOs and Senior Executives from global blue-chip organisations across Australasia and Europe.  He is passionate about building innovative social impact businesses, which are purpose driven and shine through neurodiversity. Bodo is excited and proud to be part of the global auticon family, whose primary purpose is to employ talented consultants on the autism spectrum, while providing value adding technology consulting services and cognitive strengths to blue chip clients.

Murray Woolfson

Murray Woolfson

Technical Director

Having spent the last 20 years working within the IT industry, Murray has built a successful track record across core domains of Product and Project management, Software delivery, quality assurance, information security management and data and analytics. As the Technical Director Murray supports and guides auticon consultants through a pathway of success and ensures clients expectations are exceeded.

Dr. Ivonne Ranisch

Dr. Ivonne Ranisch

Commercial Director

Ivonne has a passion for bringing diversity into businesses and helping them harnessing the benefits. With a background in Logistics and supply chain she explored in her doctoral thesis ‘Women in maritime law’, why there are so few and what needs to be done to change this.

Ingrid Hammendorp

Ingrid Hammendorp

Finance Director

Ingrid is a Certified Tax Professional with over 20 years’ experience across different industries. Ingrid has a personal connection to neuro diversity, as she is a devoted mother to her adult son, who has been diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 4.

Meredith Ward

Meredith Ward

Lead Neuro-Inclusion Specialist

In addition to being a mother of an autistic child, Meredith has 20 years’ experience working for several well know NGOs that have a focus on providing better outcomes for autistic people. Meredith is truly passionate about providing a better future for those on the spectrum and communicating the valuable contribution they can make to businesses.

International investors

"Businesses like auticon are true trailblazers!" - Sir Richard Branson

Investors include Ferd, Autism Impact Fund, Ananda Impact Ventures, KOIS, Felix Porsche, Sir Richard Branson, Ferst Capital Partners, and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

Our story

auticon was founded in Berlin in 2011 by a father wanting better employment opportunities for his autistic son. Autistic professionals were employed as quality assurance consultants, debugging Websites and applications. As Managing Director of a small investment firm, Kurt Schöffer was approached by Ananda Social Venture Fund, who invited him to partner in creating Germany’s first social impact fund. The fund’s first investment was in auticon, where Kurt served as an advisor on the fund’s behalf. For Kurt, this was an opportunity to apply his business acumen to solve the social issue of rising unemployment among autistic adults, who often possess STEM skills applicable in a range of technology careers. After three months as an advisor, Kurt accepted a role as auticon’s Group CEO, later developing its 6 German office locations and expanding into Paris and London. The company added major clients such as BMW and Allianz, and new technology consulting services.

In 2016, Sir Richard Branson’s investment brought international attention to the company as it expanded into Italy and Switzerland. In 2018 auticon acquired two North American autism employers: MindSpark in Los Angeles and Meticulon in Calgary, later adding clients such as Salesforce and Deloitte and surpassing 200+ autistic employees globally. In 2019, auticon opened in Australia with one of the island’s largest employers.

In 2023, auticon and Unicus entered an agreement under which the two companies would unite. The historic deal established a global model for an autistic-majority social enterprise and ESG company, addressing the inequalities in employment for neurodivergent adults. The two combined companies became the largest autistic-majority company in the world, with 81% of its 600 employees on the autism spectrum across 15 countries.

Connect with one of our global offices

Australia

Level 35, Tower One Barangaroo Int. Towers Sydney, 100 Barangaroo Ave,
Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
Tel: +61 (0) 2 8046 3904

Email: moc.n1721923559ocitu1721923559a@sua1721923559-ofni1721923559

Canada

Suite 300, 3820 – 24th Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta T3B 2X9, Canada
Tel +1 888-286-4826

Email: ac.no1721923559citua1721923559@ofni1721923559

Finland (Unicus)

Atomitie 2B
00370 Helsinki, Finland
Tel +358 40 823 76 98

Email: moc.s1721923559ucinu1721923559@akku1721923559j1721923559

France

58A Rue du Dessous des Berges
75013 Paris, France
Tel +33 (0)1 77 93 25 42

Email: rf.tl1721923559usnoc1721923559itua@1721923559tcatn1721923559oc1721923559

Germany

Baierbrunner Str. 15,
81379 München, Germany
Tel +49 89 20060680

Email: ed.no1721923559citua1721923559@ofni1721923559

Ireland

The Academy
42 Pearse Street
Dublin, D02 HV59 Ireland

Email: ei.no1721923559citua1721923559@ofni1721923559

Italy

Via Antonio Stradivari, 4
(ang. Piazza Argentina) 20131 Milano, Italia
Tel +39 02 4770 9056

Email: ti.no1721923559citua1721923559@ofni1721923559

Netherlands

Netherlands (Specialisterren B.V.)
Kobaltweg 11
3542 CE Utrecht
Tel. +31 (0)30 261 51 11

Email: ln.no1721923559citua1721923559@ofni1721923559

New Zealand
Level 26, 188 Quay Street
Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 3633777

Email: moc.n1721923559ocitu1721923559a@sua1721923559-ofni1721923559

Norway (Unicus)

Strandveien 13
1366 Lysaker
Tel +481 56 067/982 57 960

Email: moc.s1721923559ucinu1721923559@huc1721923559

Poland
Marszałkowska 126/134,
00-008 Warsaw, Poland
Tel. +48 600 430 086

Email: moc.d1721923559nalop1721923559-noci1721923559tua@o1721923559fni1721923559

Sweden (Unicus)

Magnus Ladulåsgatan 27
118 65 Stockholm
Tel +08-462 96 00

Email: moc.s1721923559ucinu1721923559@sred1721923559na1721923559

Switzerland

Löwenstrasse 42, 8001
Zürich, Switzerland
Tel +41 44 597 77 71

Email: hc.no1721923559citua1721923559@ofni1721923559

United Kingdom

18 Crucifix Lane, London, England SE1 3JW
Tel +44 (0) 2032 9090 28

Email: ku.oc1721923559.noci1721923559tua@o1721923559fni1721923559

United States

2108 N St., Suite 5522,
Sacramento, CA 95816
Tel +1 310 396-9292

Email: su.no1721923559citua1721923559@ofni1721923559

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