Being Imitators

Because Cadence is profoundly autistic, her skill set is pretty small.  As she grows into a woman her level of independence continues to grow, but it has taken years.  One thing, however, that she has always loved to do is color and draw.  At first she would just color randomly, just lines and blobs.  As…

Why?

“Why does she do that? ” my 10-year-old asked me recently, while watching her 15-year-old autistic sister draw a picture.  The question wasn’t why she was drawing a picture.  It was why she had just drawn the same exact picture 15 times in 15 different colors and stacked them neatly in a pile. I wish…