Program promotes self-respect for the intellectually disabled

Source:China Daily
Updated:2017-11-20 11:15:55

ĦĦĦĦThe government and NGOs are working together to ensure that people can obtain work and improve their lives, as Li Lei reports.

ĦĦĦĦIn some developed countries, people with intellectual disabilities, such as autism, cerebral palsy and Down syndrome are enrolled in supported employment programs that offer them the opportunity to work. Now China is catching up.

ĦĦĦĦLiu Shunli could be mistaken for a regular store assistant were it not for his clumsy movements and the meticulousness way he performs his tasks, such as attaching price tags to containers, folding cake boxes and mopping the floor at a branch of the Auspicious Phoenix Bakery in Beijing's Shijingshan district.