Haley Moss

CEO, Haley Moss LLC

Haley Moss is Florida’s first openly autistic lawyer. Earning her law degree from the University of Miami in 2018, she now consults with businesses and law firms on how to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. She also encourages them to hire disabled and neurodivergent people and create a healthy, accessible environment for them. While Moss is currently not practicing law, she has previously worked on healthcare litigation and international anti-terrorism law. She plans to go back into law one day or teach at a law school to educate the future generation of students about the disabled community. 

Latest Achievement

Moss was recently appointed to the Coral Gables Advisory Board on Disability Affairs, which acts as an advocacy group for issues affecting disabled persons, including educating the community and identifying resources to provide opportunities for the disabled. Important to Moss, the chair of the board is also a disabled person, something she describes as “really meaningful” given that many times boards and initiatives are led by non-disabled people who lack the important personal perspective that neurodivergent or disabled people have.

What She Says

“I don’t want anybody to feel sorry for me. I certainly don’t feel sorry for me. I think life has been pretty great,” says Moss. “I want the same things that everyone else wants. I want to be treated fairly, I want to be treated with respect, I want to have a career that I love. It isn’t autism that makes life difficult, but how others perceive it. A lot of the barriers that you have are societal and systemic… People can be very patronizing in a way that diminishes [the fact] that I did a lot of work to get here, I did a lot of work to stay here, and I deserve to be here.”

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