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On the Spectrum: Transitioning from High School to College


Stephanie Holmes interviews advocate Miyah Sundermeyer concerning the transition of students with autism from high school to college. Miyah encourages educators and parents to support students on the autism spectrum to reach fulfilling goals and admonishes students on the spectrum to advocate for themselves. Miyah’s parents were told to get guardianship and that Miyah would not have a fulfilling life, but Miyah’s determination and hard work helped her achieve her associate’s degree, continue to work on a bachelor’s degree, work in a major university, and live independently!

Miyah Sundermeyer is a Minnesota native and spent her first 21 years in MN prior to moving to Atlanta, GA in 2003. In 2010, she earned her associate’s degree in psychology from Georgia Perimeter College before transferring her credits to Georgia State University in pursuit of her bachelor’s degree in psychology. Four years later she was hired at Georgia State at the Center for Leadership in Disability. As a staff member, Miyah holds many roles including a data coordinator with NIRS and instructor for “My Voice My Participation, My Board,” post becoming a My Voice alumni in 2015. In her spare time, she continues to pursue her education and build her blog brand, “Hello World with Miyah.’ She has resided in the greater Atlanta area for the last 16 years. You can find out more about Miyah on her website at

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