Just as having verbal speech ability doesn't equate to verbal ability to communicate thoughts, feelings and opinions; absence of verbal speech doesn't equate to not having thoughts and opinions, or not having the desire an ability to communicate them.
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)
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
Cadence's definition of the word 'notice' encompasses all senses - hearing, sight, smell, touch and taste. On reflection, it makes perfect sense that a child born with significant sensory differences in all senses, would 'assume' all people share these same differences. That this incorrect belief may hold an important key to assisting her in managing… Continue reading When ‘noticing’ results in Anxiety
Color is important to Cadence. Much of how she relates to the world is through color (sight) and texture (touch). Cadence best understands, relates too and responds to feelings / emotions in her own unique 'color coded' way. Here she shares her short story, "Green days make me feel Yellow". Scared is purple and blue.… Continue reading Green Days make me feel Yellow