About auticon

auticon is an international IT service provider and the first company in Germany to exclusively employ people on the autism spectrum as IT consultants. We are extremely proud of our autism-positive work culture, recognizing each employee for their individual strengths and talents and delivering outstanding quality to our customers.

auticon consultants are assigned to client projects that match their skills and expertise and work in the client’s project team. Our experience with autistic and non-autistic professionals in mixed project teams opens new perspectives and often significantly improves work performance. All auticon consultants and our clients are supported in their daily work by our specially trained job coaches and project managers.

Facts & Figures

  • > 250employees worldwide
  • ~ 170 autistic employees
  • 15 offices in
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Switzerland
    • Italy
    • USA
    • Canada
  • > 270 projects in 2018
  • > 50% revenue increase per year

Our vision

Equal employment opportunities for autistic people.

The idea

In 2007, one of the children of auticon founder Dirk Müller-Remus was diagnosed with autism at the age of 14. During a visit to a self-help group entitled “Autism and Work”, 20 autistic people between the ages of 25 and 50 presented their professional careers. Despite good education, they were all unemployed. In fact, over 85% of all autistic people in Germany are unemployed. This realization and the one-sided deficit-oriented public perception of autistic people were the initial spark for Dirk Müller-Remus in 2011 to found auticon.

Currently, the internationally active company is managed by Kurt Schöffer, an entrepreneur in the fields of IT, energy, and media. Kurt Schöffer himself is an investor of auticon GmbH and played a major role in building up the company.

Our mission

To improve the employment prospects of autistic people through:

     1. Providing high quality careers for skilled autistic adults
     2. Shifting perceptions in the workplace by placing Consultants into client teams
     3. Acting as a catalyst for clients to bring more neurodiversity to their wider workforce

Our Values

  • We put people first and cultivate team spirit
  • We prize individual difference
  • We operate a commercially sustainable business
  • We change perceptions by delivering excellence

Specially trained job coaches and project managers accompany our consultants in their daily work and projects.

 

Job coaches

  • Analysis of the customer’s workplace and project requirements and appropriate preparation with the consultant
  • Team briefing with the customer on autism
  • Preliminary discussion with the team about strengths and individual characteristics of the consultant
  • Identification and avoidance strategies for things that can be avoided and may cause unnecessary stress at the workplace
  • Support in planning and carrying out the commute to and from work
  • Enabling adjustments in the work environment, if necessary and/or possible
  • Mediating feedback between client and consultant – the type and amount of support the consultant can decide for themselves
  • Any further individual support as required

 

Project manager

Our experienced project managers lead our consultants in technical and professional matters and support them in their personal development. The focus is always on individual strengths and interests.