Shanghai’s “Children of the Stars” with ASD
April 5, 2019
10:30 – 11:00 / 16:30 – 17:00 / 19:30 – 20:00 / 4:30 – 5:00
NHK BS1 April 15, 2019 14:00 – 14:028
Although it has been known for generations in the west, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has just entered public awareness in China over the last decade. To help young people on the spectrum more actively engage with society, Cao Xiaoxia opened the Angel Salon in Shanghai, where youth with ASD can take part in activities such as serving coffee in a café setting, as well as performing and enjoying music. These pastimes are both educational and therapeutic, allowing the young people to open up and become more comfortable with social interaction.