The Wider Image: "Music is their language": school gives autistic Chinese youth a voice
Flora Tan guides her son Jackie Zheng, 29, as he practices the accordion before a performance onstage with his band Star Kids, who like him are all adults with autism spectrum disorder, at Beijing Eco Valley Smart Farm, a farm and campsite in Beijing, China September 3, 2022. "It's just difficult for them to communicate normally with other people, let along work in a typical job, but they might be able to make a living by being an artist," Zheng's music teacher Chen Shensi said. "To some degree, I think music might be their language." REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "WANG AUTISM" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.