Kids at Yulan play games in Dongguan, Guangdong province, March 25, 2019. Ni Dandan/Sixth Tone

The Inclusive School Fighting China’s Stigma Against Autism

Around half of the country’s autistic children don’t attend school at all. Integrated facilities are trying to change that.

In southern Guangdong province’s Dongguan, a kindergarten is helping children with autism integrate into mainstream primary schools. Liu Jingwen/Sixth Tone
A child looks at shelves of backpacks in Dongguan, Guangdong province, March 25, 2019. Liu Jingwen/Sixth Tone
Yulan kindergarten students rehearse for an event to mark World Autism Awareness Day in Dongguan, Guangdong province, March 25, 2019. Ni Dandan/Sixth Tone
A Yulan teacher demonstrates a storybook for children with autism in Dongguan, Guangdong province, March 25, 2019. These pages are about making friends, and the text says: “Sometimes, it’s my turn to play with the toy,” and “Sometimes, it’s another friend’s turn.” Liu Jingwen/Sixth Tone
Yulan student artwork in Dongguan, Guangdong province, March 25, 2019. Liu Jingwen/Sixth Tone

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