Adorable autistic girl uses sign language to sing along to song

This adorable video shows a nine-year-old autistic girl using sign language to sing along to a song.

Cadence, from Queensland, Australia, has autism, which can affect her communication skills.

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She learnt Auslan (Australian Sign Language) in school so that she could communicate with her teacher, and has since practiced her skills with YouTube videos.

Cadence said: “I’m signing to a song called ‘Shine Together’ – it’s a song that makes me really happy whenever I hear it.

“I was very sad because my best friend had moved a long way away a week before, and the day after she left my dog Ruby Red died.


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“Then only a few days later my school Auslan interpreter died in a car accident.

“It felt like everything bad was happening at once, so I needed to do something that would make me feel happy again.

“It’s a song that tells you that it’s okay to be different and that everyone’s differences are what make the world good.

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“I’ve signed along to songs before, but this was the first time that I let my mom film me doing it – I was so nervous I could feel my heart beating, but it made me so happy that I forgot about being nervous.”