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Start date: Jan 15, 2015, End date: Nov 14, 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Cyprus Autism Association Nicosia is an intervention centre at Nicosia that has to do with people and children with autism. Operates 3 programs 1) Adult Morning Program from 7.30 am till 3.00 pm. In this program along with adults we are trying to develop as much everyday skills we can as well as skills and socialization as e.g. in supermarkets, cafes, restaurants etc. We work either individually or in groups for their self to the extent that every adult has the potential to be trained. Our goal is to integrate them into houses in the community where you live some time when parents will no longer be able to conserve. Of course in these houses there would always be with them skilled people to supervise. 2) Afternoon program for children of school and preschool from 3.00 pm until 7.00 pm. This program provides individual treatments in children by qualified personnel such as occupational therapy, sensory integration, music therapy, speech therapy and special education. Our effort is to give to our young children as many supplies we can through intensive specialized training in order to have a better future than adults who did not have these opportunities.3) Employment and caring program. In this program parents can carry their child from 3.00 pm until 6.00 pm on Nicosia Center where we take-care their children’s so parents can do something for themselves at that time. To raise money and to meet our needs we organize various events and with the help of people with autism, prepare various handmade things and we sell them at various events. The Government covers only 30% of our expenses. Our goal is to give the best quality in the services we offer and to ensure the rights of children and adults with Autism and to provide them with a dignified life within society and to them and their families for life.

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