The Wider Image: "Music is their language": school gives autistic Chinese youth a voice
Zu Wenbao, 23, holds hands with Jackie Zheng, 29, as they walk through booths at a market fair before their performance onstage with members of their band Star Kids, who like them are all adults with autism spectrum disorder, in Beijing, China September 24, 2022. Zu, who is non-verbal, started learning music free of charge at Chen's Studio, which started lessons for people with autism just as the pandemic began. He has since learned to play the keyboard, and sings along with the four other members of the Star Kids band their teacher, Chen Shensi, set up last year for people with autism. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "WANG AUTISM" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.