The Wider Image: "Music is their language": school gives autistic Chinese youth a voice
Wu Jiayu, 18, has lipstick applied by her mother, accountant Huang Xiaohui, 50, as she prepares for a performance onstage with members of her band Star Kids, who like her are all adults with autism spectrum disorder, at Renji Hotel, a campsite on the outskirts of Beijing, China September 11, 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," Wu'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.