Extended Name: Svetovalnica za avtizem, specialno pedagoska diagnostika, svetovanje in izobrazevanje, Maja Skrubej Novak s.p.
Svetovalnica za avtizem is a private company established in 2013 and is located in Menges, Slovenia. The director Maja Skrubej Novak has extended experiences and trainging in ASD.
We are specialised in the field of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). We are providing specialised services to persons with ASD and their parents, to preschools and schools all over the country (on demand) in the form of pedagogical assessment, consultations, direct support and educational courses. Our aims include better public and professional awareness for early diagnosis and intervention.
Maja Skrubej Novak is Autism Specialist, she has a bachelors degree in Special Education (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Education). Maja is experienced Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the individual and family services.
From 2003 to 2007 she worked as a special education teacher in primary school (OŠ Gustava Šiliha, Maribor), working with children with different special needs who were integrated into the regular classroom.
From 2007 until 2012 Maja continued her work as a consultant and educator at Center for Autism, Slovene national society for people with autistic spectrum disorders. At the NGO she was Head of Education and she co-developed and run an Early intervention programme for children with ASD.
Now she continues her focus on ASD at Consulting center for ASD in Mengeš, Slovenia. She has an abundance of experience both working directly with children, teenagers and adults with ASD as well as teaching parents, caregivers and educators on topics specific to ASD. She delivered numerous seminars and runned school for parents for children with ASD.
In 2012 she cooperated in training of psychologist at Ministry of Health in Cairo, Egipt in 2015 she was a speaker at ATIA conference in Orlando, US.
She has cooperated in some Erasmus project, most recently in project ETTECEC where she contributed with her knowledge in preparing an online training for preschool teachers who have a child with autism included in their classroom.
Nevenka Nakrst is a university graduate psychologist and a certified Transactional Analysis (CTA-P) psychotherapist. She is an expert in the field of interpersonal relationships, group dynamics and the regulation of all types of addictions. She began her career as a therapist in the community for addicted adolescents and young adults and continued in vocational rehabilitation and support services for people with mental health problems (daycare centres, residential communities, deinstitutionalization).
In recent years, Nevenka has been working on the development of assistance and support programs for families with autism. For this purpose, she cooperates with various associations and institutes. Nevenka is also a member of the expert council of the associations SlovenTA and Društvo ASPI. She is co-founder of the ASPI Center, the first daycare centre for adolescents and adults with Asperger’s Syndrome in Slovenia.
Throughout her work and studies, she perfected an integrated approach that includes working with the individual, group, family, and the wider community. In addition to the basic principles of psychology and transactional-analytical psychotherapy, she also uses elements of other psychotherapeutic approaches (psychoanalysis, cognitive-behavioural therapy, neurolinguistic programming, mindfulness, solution-focused brief therapy, brainspotting, countertransference, empathy and meditation). She provides individual, partner, family and group psychotherapy, and in her study and research work, she focuses on dynamics in families with special needs.
Nevenka collaborates with articles and contributions at professional meetings and consultations and congresses dedicated to people with autism and other special needs and raises public awareness through the media about the increasingly widespread issue of including these people in the social network.