For parents of Autistic children, one of the fears we have is that our children will never be able to achieve independent living. As we watch them grow each day, their smiles soothe us, but the worries in our heart only grow. And that is why, whenever we see people who care, and are trying to give in a way which helps with both awareness and a potential future for the community, a sense of gratitude will well up in our hearts.
The middle kingdom has its fair share of compassion for people with Autism
In a recent report by SCMP, World of Art Brut Culture (WABC) managed to successfully raise US$2.7 million by selling art created by people with Autism. Some 5.8 million people supported the fundraising drive, with donations starting from a minimum of 1 Yuan, helping people in China suffering from Autism enjoy fulfilling lives.
WABC offers free art classes for children and adults with Autism at its 10 branches in China according to SCMP.
It might be hard for people to relate to people suffering from Autism
The article rightly pointed out that children with Autism often express themselves in ways and methods which people might not usually be able to relate to. Sometimes, it can be an extremely frustrating experience for caregivers, especially at earlier stages of a child’s development. China is a land of compassion, there are still many people in the world who care, and they just need to know how to show they do.
We are humbled by what we see, and hope to continue highlighting these stories of inspiration.