I am Cadence celebrates the strengths of Autistic neurology and neurodiversity, taking its name from 12 year old Cadence – an active, playful and bright 12 year old girl. Cadence was identified Autistic at a young age when she was diagnosed 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 and socializing with her friends. Her first published piece – at just 7 years of age, “Autism is why I am different” has since been made into the Spanish short film, ‘Acceptance‘ (released August 2016).
In 2019 I am Cadence (in collaboration with Reframing Autism) produced the documentary “Bouncing Words” (released October 2019). Primarily exploring differences in language development and communication in Autistic children who are non-speaking, Bouncing Words also looks at friendship development and schooling.