By Katy Gill
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.
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.
“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.
“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.”