Sharing Information About Building Autistic Communities has particular energy directed through it. Often people are placed in the situation of advise giving, which is fine. However, have they lived in other people’s shoes. No! They may have walked a similar path though. That life experience is usually hidden in shame or confusion. Would anyone actually believe them if they were told about how the person actually survived these chilling times?
When Susan Lwwios started in the community she is in it was 2014 July. Soon after Susan asked to be shown how to create a website. At this time Susan had been used to using and sharing what was created on Blogs through other platforms.
Had even created websites in a generic sense via WordPress before. The system has thankfully changed since WordPress arrived on the scene in the early to mid 2000’s. There was a lot to learn and still learn.
Fast forward to 2019 and it’s mid-year. The logo created by Susan in 2014 has unsettled her. Although the Rainbow was then significant as it represents a promise. And promises are made to be kept. There has been world acceptance of the rainbow for other international organizations. Add to this are the significant changes in Susan’s personal world.
Susan had to relearn to learn. The post-traumatic shock had arrived big times after the truck plowed into the vehicle. End result of 31 years of memories had gone out the window. Everything had to be relearned by choice.
Having spent twenty other years pre-computer time in two communities that where reading was not encouraged the communication between members of a community, family and general business was appalling. Paper newsletter was tucked into bags. Not read as parents could not read… especially of the newsletter was not passed on.
Communicating with the parents needed a direct input. Phones were used. it was just a matter of expense and time allotments. Frustration rained.
Then came the emails to parents, community members, and interested parties. Things were much easier.
Skip a few years. The emails in bulk idea had arrived. Bliss is the autoresponder. See the side panel here to register or follow the link in here.
Life became a heck of a lot more simpler suddenly… once the basics were applied to the communications. No longer tiresome but extremely fun People like yourself get the email and I get a few hours up my sleeve.
But back to the Logo. All this change and acceptance of the changes within myself came to a point the other day. No longer able to settle for the old logo created in 2014 a new one was needed. Deeply needed to reflect a significant change within myself.
There was an opportunity cost effect flow on. The choice though was that there was fun creating something that was personal. The love of the swan came through after seeing these serene birds all around ‘the England’ that I visited in the early part of 2019. This one bird also represents a “Move Over I am Here part of the attitude that suddenly appeared on arriving back to Australia.
There was a simple font called Avenue. The “S”: within that looked like a swan. It hit home the changes that had occurred. Although nothing was the same, nor would ever be again, the person that was found has now been recognized and accepted by myself. That person is M.E.> The sum of all ‘M’y ‘E’xperiences.
Welcome to Susan Lewis Is Online – The place where information is to be available for families whose members need to form a family-based community of their own while helping [read investing their time, health, skills, and talents etc] those on the Autism Spectrum – primarily post-Traumatic Shock Syndrom – d-PTSS