About Resonate, SVC
Sue has been a Kansan for over twenty years, but grew up in Texas. After graduating cum laude from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, Sue used her Bachelor of Fine Arts to teach music and band. Staying home to care for her young children, Sue was also a foster mom for ten years. When her youngest child was diagnosed with High Functioning Autism, also known as Asperger's, she began a quest to find services for him. In advocating for her son, she became an advocate for all children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Her passion for helping children landed her on the committee that developed the Autism HCBS Waiver for children in Kansas.
Finding help for her son meant utilizing the Mental Health Center and its services. As her son progressed, she was invited to become a Consumer Representative of the Governing Board of the Mental Health Center of East Central Kansas, representing families and children. Mental health and mental illness issues are very important to her.
As a freelance writer, Sue has worked on several projects. One involved writing a book entitled, "If You Suspect Autism In Your Child..." You can find it on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/You-Suspect-Autism-Your-Child-ebook/dp/B01N370I8K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1489608437&sr=8-1&keywords=if+you+suspect+autism+in+your+child. Currently, she is collaborating with a website creator, creating content for a website devoted to helping people with Aspergers and their families. She is thrilled about the potential for this site and the amazing information it will provide to struggling parents.
Still, Sue's first love and passion is playing the flute. When her child worked himself off the autism spectrum, she felt able to pursue a Masters in Music Performance. In 2013, she graduated summa cum laude from Emporia State University. She continues to perform with the Emporia Symphony Orchestra and the Emporia Municipal Band.
Her latest pursuit includes writing a book. As she works on that project, she has created a blog with humorous essays, autism awareness, social issues, and coaching.