Cadence's Writings, Uncategorized

Autistic Girl Describes What Autism Means to Her

When did you get diagnosed with Autism? Have your feelings towards Autism changed since then? I was diagnosed Autistic when I was little. It’s something I’ve always known, so I don’t know what it’s like not to know I have Autism.Some people call my Autism ‘Classic Autism’ and they think it’s a bad thing. But… Continue reading Autistic Girl Describes What Autism Means to Her

Cadence's Writings, Communication, Uncategorized

"When my friends go up to someone and talk, I don't understand how words just come out of their mouth. I wish I could do that. How do they do that? It's not uncommon for an Autistic child's thinking to be profound or ahead of their peers. It is common for them to have significant… Continue reading

Communication

The Truth about Lying

Sometimes its big things. Sometimes just little things. But, big or small, in can appear to others that my little Miss has an almost obsessional desire for what others might perceive as ‘bold face lying’. Just recently to her psychologist of all people, Miss declared that she didn’t have a white board. Now, anyone who… Continue reading The Truth about Lying

Stimming / Repetative Behaviour, Uncategorized

Sometimes when ‘stuff’ happens, you just have to be a dog!

It’s not uncommon to see small children at the local shopping centre  pretending to be all manner of things – animals, superhero’s, fairy’s and cowboys - just to name a few.  It was only last week my little Miss nine  and I saw a pint-sized gold fish traversing the aisle of our local shop! Typically,… Continue reading Sometimes when ‘stuff’ happens, you just have to be a dog!

Emotions & Feelings, Uncategorized

7 year old Autistic girl describes what ‘overwhelmed’ feels like.

  “First … My brain stops. There is nothing. I cannot see. I cannot hear. I am not there. I don’t feel anything.Next … My heart is pounding, booming so fast. Can you feel it? Can you hear it? My fingers tingle, feeling strange. Goosebumps all over; they prickle me. Feel so cold; can’t get… Continue reading 7 year old Autistic girl describes what ‘overwhelmed’ feels like.