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Abuse scandal in Beijing rehab center that treats “fake autism”

On August 13, China National Radio reported on a case of child abuse that occurred in the Senxi Education Group, a Beijing rehabilitation centre for children with autism. Surveillance camera footage obtained by the parents appears to show teachers mistreating several autistic children, tying them up, beating them and forcing them to perform various exercises. The police are now investigating the case. The Senxi Educational Group is notable for claiming that more than 90% of children diagnosed with autism actually have “fake autism”. The concept of “fake autism” was created by Chenqi, the group’s founder. He is known to tell anxious parents that their children are not autistic, but rather just suffer from …read more