I am Cadence celebrates the strengths of Autistic neurology and neurodiversity, taking its name from an Autistic girl identified at a young age with what was then commonly known as “Classic Autism” or “Kanners Autism”.
Cadence delights in writing, twirling, patterns and creating. She has a great love for animals, being outdoors, socializing with her friends; and, a long-term strong interest in social justice.
In 2019, I am Cadence produced the self-directed documentary “Bouncing Words” (released October 2019). Primarily exploring differences in language development and communication in Autistic children who are limited or non-speaking, Bouncing Words also looks at friendship development and schooling.
Written by an Autistic Mum of Autistic children and offering a warm, optimistic way of introducing Autism to your child, the delightful children’s picture book Just Right for You was a fun I am Cadence illustration project in 2020.
Current education and advocacy projects include contributing to an upcoming book on Autistic Advocacy (to be published late 2021) and the writing and illustration of an Activity Book for neurodivergent children (to be released by mid-late 2021).