“Loneliness Syndrome” is the literal translation of “autism” in Chinese and an accurate description of its symptoms and that of intellectual disabilities.
Currently, there are 12 million intellectually disabled people in China, yet I don’t remember seeing one. With the question “where are they” in my head, I started my exploration. Huiling Beijing is a daycare for adults with autism, Down syndrome and other disabilities. And here are the stories about the community and the characters.