Autism is often synonymous with a strong interest in sorting and arranging, making this button 'Tree of Life' craft project a desirable one for many kiddo's (and adults) on the spectrum. It also puts fine motor skills to work, in a fun and colorful way. The symbolism of the 'Tree of Life' and the meaning… Continue reading Button ‘Tree of Life’ Craft Tutorial
When eight year old Cadence penned a heartfelt letter to the fairies asking the important question, "is there an autism fairy?", Queen Fairy thought long and hard about her response. If such a fairy existed, young Cadence wondered if she might visit her – noting that the fairy will be safe in her friendship; that… Continue reading No, there is no ‘Autism Fairy’.
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 Cadence and I saw a pint-sized gold fish traversing the aisle of our local shop! Typically, when we see… Continue reading Sometimes when ‘stuff’ happens, you just have to be a dog!
In five short minutes, Director Abigail Romero, takes us on a journey into the non-verbal world of a young Autistic girl. Through Cadence's words, Romero engages the audience in concepts of both societal acceptance towards Autism and the value of self-acceptance. An honest, sometimes raw but remarkable portrayal of one Autistic child's insight into self,… Continue reading Acceptance – a film about autism (words by Cadence)
A colorful demonstration of Cadence translating her words into art.
Cadence, the little girl whose insights and short stories about Autism often go viral on social and mainstream media sights, is very much a 'regular' kid who just happens to also be a little different", says Mum. Here she shares a little about the Cadence 'behind the words'. “Cadence is just Cadence. She is, intellectually, … Continue reading Behind the Words
When pondering the question, "Why do people call Autism a label?", eight year old Cadence, who has Autism and other challenges, delightfully explained the difference between a tin labelled 'tomatoes', and one of her key 'ingredients', Autism, before proudly declaring "I have more ingredients than tomatoes". Text and image: "Why do people call Autism a… Continue reading The Autism Label
For Orlando. ".... I love my heart. I love your heart too. Mine beats strong, just like yours did. But yours is silent now. Its not how it should be; it makes no sense to me". Weather it be gender, personality, preferences, disability, skin color, religion, hair color or sexuality, 'differences' are something Cadence, as… Continue reading Making Sense of inhumanity