Wednesday, April 4, 2012

...World Autism Awareness Day, Xi'an...

On April 2nd, we were downtown and noticed a large gathering in the plaza.  Later we heard music, and when we were able to see the stage, we found students with autism and their teachers performing songs in Chinese Sign Language.  A variety of performances were interspersed with heartfelt statements and joyous recognition.  Our lack of understanding of Chinese was a barrier to our complete comprehension, but the very visible support for these students and their families was quite clear.  Ben uploaded a video to Youtube that he was able to capture.  Hopefully it can convey, in some way, the intensity of this event. 

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