We have identified the following providers of public services and infrastructure:
- Medical and psychological clinics are our very important target group, as the results of our research on the prevalence of people with autism are based on cooperation with them. Therefore, we will kindly invite them to participate and establish personal contact with them, if necessary.
- When performing their services, public universities often meet young people with autism who left the public school system prematurely and are later trained in their programs. Since it is necessary to have appropriate competencies and additional professional knowledge to work with young people with autism, we have identified them as a target group that can give us important information about what additional knowledge they need, and we can provide them with this knowledge in this project.
- Employees in student residences also often meet young people with autism, but they rarely have the appropriate knowledge to provide a stimulating learning environment for them. Therefore, we will invite them to our research on their needs for additional knowledge for greater competencies in learning and caring for young people with autism, as well as in the education and training that we will carry out in the project.
- There are many young people with autism, job seekers, who need adapted treatment when looking for a job. The first contact when they come to the Employment Agency of the Republic of Slovenia is very important, as well as the subsequent appropriate treatment. Knowing their special needs as well as their strong areas is very important for successful consideration and counselling in their job search. A qualified counsellor at the Employment Agency of the Republic of Slovenia with the appropriate knowledge will quickly recognize that it is a person with autism and will be able to adapt their services to them in such a way that this young person will feel understood. To ensure equal opportunities and equal participation in society and the economy, which is highlighted by the EU Strategy for the Rights of People with Special Needs 2021-2030, the training and appropriate knowledge about autism for counsellors at the Employment Agency of the Republic of Slovenia are crucial.