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Cafe for Autistic Kids "A-Coffee" Expands to Pudong; Here's How You Can Donate

On a rainy Friday afternoon, at a Youth Center on Hanzhong Lu, officials and service attendants from the Shanghai Metro were having a quiz game with a group of very energetic young men. These youngste...
2018-07-19 17:15:08
Openings & Closings: The circle of life churns at a frantic, untenable pace for venues in Shanghai. Follow our equally desperate attempt to keep up.
On a rainy Friday afternoon, at a Youth Center on Hanzhong Lu, officials and service attendants from the Shanghai Metro were having a quiz game with a group of very energetic young men. These youngsters, some accompanied by their parents, reacted quickly to the questions with accurate answers. But they sometimes didn't follow the rules, and quite often, their parents had to pull their clothes a little to calm them down. These young men are the baristas of A-Coffee (爱咖啡), a cafe for autistic kids and adults. The name A-Coffee has layers: "A" sounds similar to "love" in Chinese, it also stands for "autism" and "angel." We went down to check i tout.

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