This is the first time that the Association is inviting the staff of higher schools and faculties to participate in this type of cooperation. Until now, we have mainly implemented projects and other activities for preschool and school children. We understand that children grow up and will soon become young adults. Problems associated with autism remain throughout life. That’s why we decided to include in this project the target groups of those people who meet young people with autism in their professional careers. The staff of higher schools and colleges will be included in the national analysis of the need for knowledge and skills. Based on the analysis, we will further develop a model of support and assistance, which we will implement at the national level across the entire vertical. With this, we will contribute to the development of new teaching and learning practices for people with autism for work and life even in this age period. Employees of higher schools and faculties will be involved both in research and in training programs to acquire better teaching and care competencies for young people with autism.
Knowledge is an important value, which is why it is important that a child or young person with autism feels good in the learning environment, and that they have the opportunity to establish a safe, creative, open, interactive, innovative, and stimulating learning environment.
For this, the teacher needs appropriate competencies and additional knowledge, which they will be able to acquire during training and education in our project programs.