About auticon

With a high demand for data quality and flawless software development, auticon provides a neurodiverse and agile workforce to improve our client’s IT projects. Our hybrid onsite and offsite teams utilize the cognitive benefits of autism to provide the sustained concentration and analytical mindset that makes us wired for success. We serve our  clients by recruiting, training, and employing adults on the autism spectrum for lifelong careers in technology.

In addition to our training, many have achieved higher education or work experience in computer sciences, mathematics, and IT, but have struggled to adapt to traditional work environments. auticon’s team members are assigned to client projects that match their skills and expertise.

Our teams include fully-trained personnel specializing in software development, data analysis, quality assurance and testing, automation engineering, and more. auticon works hand-in-hand with our clients and the local autism community. We encourage diverse work cultures, recognize each employee for their individual talents, and deliver outstanding quality to our customers.

Facts & Figures

  • > 300 employees worldwide
  • ~ 200 autistic employees
  • 19 offices in
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Switzerland
    • Italy
    • USA
    • Canada
    • Australia

Our vision

auticon improves technology applications by applying a neurodiverse perspective, upon which our culture is built.

 

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. For Dirk Müller-Remus 2011, this realization and the one-sided deficit-oriented public perception of autistic people were the initial spark for the founding of 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 one of auticon GmbH’s investors and played a major role in building up the company.

Our mission

We provide a neurodiverse, talented, agile workforce to improve the performance of our client’s information technology projects.

 

Consulting areas

  • Quality Assurance & Testing
  • Analytics
  • Software Development & Migration
  • Compliance & Reporting
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Analysis

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.