Blind man offers music therapy to autistic children in Guangdong.
Chen Weijian, who was born with congenital cataracts, teaches autistic children
"…All the same, I like Helene and Claude, because they are…well, I don’t know how to put it…they have integrity. They are satisfied with their life, I think, at least they don’t play at being something they’re not. And they have Sophie. Sophie has Down syndrome. I’m not the sort who gets all sentimental around people with Down syndrome the way some people in my family do - they think it’s good manners, even Colombe joins in. The consensual script reads: they are handicapped but they are so endearing, so affectionate, so touching! Personally, I find Sophie’s presence somewhat hard to take: she drools, she cries out, gets moody, has her whims and doesn’t understand anything. But that doesn’t mean I don’t admire Helene and Claude. They themselves admit that she is difficult and that it is a real ordeal to have a daughter with Down syndrome, but they love her and do a great job looking after her, I think."
- The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
Ed Roberts, Highlights from Speeches by Ed Roberts
How little things change.