Miyah is an autistic self-advocate who is employed at the Center for Leadership in Disability Health at Georgia State University. She earned her Associate’s Degree in Psychology prior to transferring her credits to the GSU to pursue her bachelor’s in psychology. At present, Miyah looks to pursue a concentration in community psychology, which she can also apply to her interest in “Autism Airport Rehearsal Tours”, a program in which she volunteers one Saturday a month. Miyah has her own blogging brand “Hello World with Miyah,” which can be found on YouTube and WordPress. Most recently, Miyah has been blogging for Future Horizon’s, which is the company that publishes Temple Grandin’s books while receiving press pass to a special event with Aspiritech in Chicago Illinois.
In 1993, at age 11, Miyah was diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Delay- None Other Specified (PDD-NOS), on the mild end of the autism spectrum while being diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome in late 2003. She lives independently and owns her condo in the greater Atlanta area with her roommate who is a cat named Apple Jack. Among other interests, Miyah enjoys traveling, movies, astronomy, writing, math, reading, animation, public speaking, networking and Temple Grandin. Finally, Miyah enjoys creating presentation projects with practical applications that autistics and others can use.
Day 2 – Friday
8:30 – 10:00a.m.
Learning Social Skills Through Natural and Paid Supports
Purpose & Objectives
To assist parents and community members by identifying a variety of ways to teach social skills to individuals with autism across the lifespan. Participants will learn:
- About different learning styles and tactics to teaching
- Why it is important to teach social skills to autistic people
- The “do’s and don’ts” of teaching social skills and where and when they should be used