“I am Cadence” is the website of 8 year old Cadence – author of short pieces describing her experiences of being an Autistic child. Her known writings include “Autism is why I am different”, “When I’m Grown up”, “Autism Doesn’t mean I’m bad”, “Green Day’s make me feel Yellow”, “I survived” and “Cadence’s Ingredients”.
Cadence is an active, playful and bright 8 year old girl diagnosed with ‘Autistic Disorder’ (commonly known as ‘Classic Autism’).
Cadence delights in writing, twirling, patterns, counting, and painting. Her first public piece, ‘Autism is why I am different’, was published by Kidspot magazine in August 2015, when Cadence was 7 years old. Within hours of publication, this short prose inspired and motivated the hearts and minds of thousands of people on social media sites worldwide; and, has since been made into a Spanish short film, ‘Acceptance’ (released August 2016).
Since then, Cadence has written a number of other short pieces – gaining international media coverage throughout the world. Her writings are regularly published by both mainstream and social media sites.
What others are saying …
“What a smart and self aware girl. She is brilliant! Hopefully we see a day where it is not news but common sense that a child with Autism is intelligent” – Special Books by Special Kids
“… Tell Cadence to keep working hard and achieve her dreams” – Temple Grandin
“A truly remarkable child. An excellent insight into the mind of an autistic child. Cadence is inspiring, as is her mother” – The Parent Puzzle
“This is delightful and insightful … Cadence is educating all who know her and changing the perception of autism” – Corey Reeves
“Wow. That is amazing” –Bill, Autism Discussion Page
“This little angel may have different challenges, but she has a LOT to offer; as do all children. She can teach us all without even having a degree” – Playhouse Professionals
“We can all learn so much” – Engaging Educators
“… If only everyone could have this level of understanding- especially parents and educators of these brave little souls. Be the change you want to see in the world (Ghandi). Start small – in the words and and how you see others. Sometimes it takes a child’s words to remind us” – Love – Lee Cooking
“Utterly charmed by this beautiful seven year old girl. So insightful and thoughtful!” – Living Loving Laughing