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.
Results from our annual Impact Report show that auticon succeeds as a result of its neurodiversity. Most of our autistic team members are hired out of 2 years of unemployment and the value that a career adds to their life is significant. Despite this, estimates suggest less than 29% (ons.gov.uk) of autistic people are in any form of meaningful employment which aligns to their educational achievements.
auticon taps into this potential by employing autistic adults as technology consultants. Autistic employees are supported by Neuro-Inclusion Specialists and project managers, producing a win-win-win situation for clients, consultants, as well as society.
To build a more inclusive world.
Address the inequalities in employment for neurodivergent adults and showcase the strengths of neurodiversity in society.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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: Woolworths.
Today, the company operates as the world’s largest autistic-majority IT company, with approximately 400 employees in 8 countries, including 300 on the spectrum.