For some years I have been working with Limassol based AASP - ( Autism Assessment Support and Practice centre) - joining forces with Stola and Nefi - who are both Autism specialists, and training professionals and parents who live and work in Cyprus.
The centre mainly supports children, however, we have received two referrals recently for adults. - both well into adulthood, and one of whom, although meeting all the cryteria for Autism has no diagnosis. The other, having diagnosis of Fragile X and Autism, are being supported within his family - who are under considerable strain, with little autism specific support.
We are working with both families, and for the lady with ' high functioning Autism' - (Aspergers Syndrome) we are able to deliver training to the family, and put systems and processes in place from her home, with a view to developing her independence and abilities.
My experience in UK is that these people have ready (Funded) access to appropriate support services - here it is different - there is a long way to go - and much frustration, however, due to pure family commitment we will be running the first appropriate and individualised Asperger programme very soon.
This is a positive step - and I feel privileged to be able to help.