Category: Education

My name is Miyah Sundermeyer and I would like to welcome you to my podcast edition of my blogging brand “Hello World with Miyah.” I have been up and running since 2013 in which I started out on Youtube, worked my way into word press and started up my podcast edition. My main objective is to raise autism awareness and acceptance together.

April 3, 2020

An Invisible Toast to Dr Grandin

As you know, Dr. Grandin is the pioneer of the Autism Community. Moreover, she is a true example of what an overcomer is.   Here is an invisible toast to Dr. Grandin and her wonderful mother Eustacia Cutler.  

Announcements:

1. I am currently accepting applications for calls for the proposal on interviews - Though I am completely booked up in April if Iof would like talk with me, I have four slots currently open in May.  You can find out more information right here on my page.  

This month will feature

1. Kayla Rodriguez - Sunday April 5, 2020 at 8:00 PM EST

2. Ashley Dudley - Sunday April 12, 2020 at 8:00 PM EST

3. Stephanie Holmes - Sunday April 19, 2020 at 8:00 EST

4. Haley Moss - Sunday April 26,2020 at 8:00 PM EST

 

April 1, 2020

My two Sense on Autism in the Media: Atypical

As autism continues to become more a part of life around us, the entertainment industry has picked up the trend and created slice-of-life type shows about characters on the spectrum.  A few years ago, Netflix brought the show Atypical to its streaming channel.  Tonight, I talk about the ups and downs of the show.   

Announcements

New episodes with me at 6:00 PM EST on weeknights

Interviews/other special episodes 8:00 PM EST on Sundays 

Line of interviews

1. Kayla Rogriguez and tokenism

2. Ashley Dudley and late diagnosis while employed

3. Stephanie Holmes women on the spectrum

Stephanie's interview with me on my and transition into college 

https://www.spreaker.com/user/mhnrnetwork/springbrook-converge-autism-miyah-sunder

About Converge Autism Radio

 https://www.mentalhealthnewsradionetwork.com/our-shows/converge-autism-radio/

Also, stay tuned on information regarding my surprise mystery guest

#AutismAwarenessMonth #AutismAwareness #AutismAcceptance #Atypical #Netflix #Autism #AutismSpectrumDisorders #Autism #Media  #WalkinPurple #TakingMiddleGrounds #ConvergeAutismRadio #Neurdiversity #AutisticWomen#AutisminMedia 

April 1, 2020

Walk in Purple this April

Regardless of the COVOD-19 pandemic, today is "World Autism Day," which used to be referred to as "World Autism Awareness Day."  Since the first time "Autism Awareness," debuted, things have evolved as autistic self-advocates voices continue to be heard year-round.   However, I believe that it's okay to have autism awareness and autism acceptance at the same time.

Announcements:

Upcoming interviews

1. Kayla Rodriguez - Tokenism in the workplace: Sunday April 5, 2020- 8:00 PM EST

2. Ashley Dudley - Late diagnosis and Employment: Sunday April 12, 2020- 8:00 PM EST

3. Stephanie Holmes -  Women on the Spectrum: Sunday April 19, 2020 - 8:00 PM EST

Tune in here for my our first interview on Converge Autism Radio on my Transition experiences from highschool into college.

https://www.iheart.com/podcast/966-springbrooks-conver-29873217/episode/on-the-spectrum-transitioning-from-high-49746547/

Find out more about converge autism radio 

More information about Converge Autism Radio

https://www.mentalhealthnewsradionetwork.com/our-shows/converge-autism-radio/

March 31, 2020

Make it Interesting

Autism often comes with anxiety that can make a situation a lot more stressful. However, you can learn to travel by air in making the trip more interesting.

March 30, 2020

I Can but You Can’t

What are allistic privileges?  First of all, every culture and society sets the rules for what social norms should and should not be.  Thus each culture comes with expectations regarding these rules and if anyone does not meet these standards, then they are considered deviants.  Even more so, there are target groups in society which autistics fall into because we are looked at as disabled.  Anyone who is a member of such a group is not allowed to have the said privileges.  As a result of this, many members face microaggressors outside of the marginalized groups.   In my podcast are examples of how the privilege system works.  

https://depts.washington.edu/geograph/diversity/HarroCofS.pdf

 

Announcements:

Don't miss my interview with Kayla Rodriguez on tokenism in the workplace on Sunday, April 5, 2020, at 8:00 PM EST. 

Also, don't miss my interview with Ashley Dudley on April 12, 2020 at 8:00 PM EST, so stay tuned. 

 

 

March 29, 2020

This Special Announcement

As I continue to progress in the podcast world, I would like to first of all mention that this is not another one of my episodes.  Rather, this is a special announcement.   

I am going to start having guests on my show that really relate to the autism community as a whole.  Guests will range from self-advocates to professionals, to scientists, to professionals.   They can often be found on a Sunday night at 8:00 PM EST. 

On Sunday April 5, 2020 will feature Kayla Rodriguez

On Sunday April 12, 2020 will feature Ashley Dudley

I am also looking to interview a surprise mystery guest so stay tuned for those announcements

Also, please be sure to check my interview with Stephanie Holms on Converge Autism Radio. I also look forward to having her on my show in the future. 

https://player.fm/series/springbrooks-converge-autism-radio/on-the-spectrum-transitioning-from-high-school-to-college

 

March 27, 2020

Mind Your Own Business

For anyone who lives as a member of a marginalized or target group, barriers and privileges often loom. In addition, discouragement often rears its ugly head in the form of acquaintances.  Common statements such as "You're unrealistic," "That's too hard," "We'll see" and many others are openly said to individuals on the spectrum.  Yet, autistics don't have to let the opinions of others define who they are. 

 

Announcement:

Kayla Rodriguiz, who is an autistic self-advocate who represents the Latino and the LGBT community, will be featured on my show next Sunday.  She will talk to me about "Tokenism in the Workplace."  She and I will be on the Powerhouse Strong Panel with three other lovely women who are also on the spectrum.  We will talk about neurodiversity, autism, acceptance, and inclusion in the work environment.    If you know Kayla, you will not want to miss this. 

Also, if you would like to follow me, please do so.  You may also find me on Spotify, WordPress,  Spreaker, and follow me on social media.  I am on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  

March 26, 2020

I Wasn’t Wanted

People, who live on the spectrum often face rejection and exclusion and even by family members.  Especially when one has lived on their own.  while rejection and exclusion can come from such people who are supposed to love and cherish us, there are things you can do in order to move on with your life.  

Here are some videos and information

Watch Wellcast

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v37KOsj6SG4

 

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/evolution-the-self/201006/mastering-failure-and-rejection-part-2-3?collection=1084443

 

 

March 25, 2020

A Family Favorite

Oftentimes, family members can often struggle to accept their loved one-ones who live on the autism spectrum.    Meanwhile, they have other family members who they see as "Perfect" and put them on a pedestal and expect them to be the family superstar and the bread winner.  Meanwhile, they can compare their autistic children to the allistics who who are the apple of the family's eye. This kind of behavior can lead to a slew of issues among the family members.   Why does it happen? Tune in to find out.

 

Note: I am seeking people to interview on topics related to autism, if you have a topic that you are expert in, please be sure to email me at sunderme435@gmail.com.   Also, check me out on

1. Youtube

2. Word press

3. Facebook

4. Instagram

5. Twitter

March 24, 2020

Am I Invited?

In every family, there is always one or two who will be left out of things like vacations, weddings, and other special events.  One thing that I often notice are people on the spectrum are often left out of such family gatherings.  When family members do get together with their loved ones, they are barely acknowledged and often don't think about their feelings.  Rather, they pat them on the head and then run off with their everyday busy lives.  To me, that's just not fair.