The group was rather impressed that my book was translated in Mandarin.
They were also impressed that I was able to speak a few words and phrases in Mandarin. I was invited to lunch at the restaurant across from the hospital. I was told by my interpreter that they served delicious duck. When I told her that I was a vegetarian, the whole group ordered vegetarian. I was very touched and honored by their hospitality. This indeed exemplified the scripture in the bible (I am paraphrasing,) which states to this effect, if your eating meat offends your neighbor, you should abstain. The Chinese are polite, gentle people. I will forever remember this hospitable act.
Later in the evening, I visited one of Peking’s University Hospital affiliated schools for children with Autism. I spoke with a group of teachers and parents. I then gave a presentation on the some of the signs of Autism and are some of the ways to help teach children with Autism.
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