Many of the homeless are on the autism spectrum, but receive little if any support to help them understand and self-manage the condition. Check out this article from the UK’s Independent, about a Royal Marine who was medically discharged and ended up homeless, before being diagnosed with Asperger’s only recently.
Outwardly his life seemed to be going well, but he often had disagreements with his employers, forcing him to change jobs – a cycle he now puts down to Asperger’s. He lost his security licence after getting into a fight and being cautioned by the police. With no steady income, he was forced to move out of his flat. [quote from the article]