Every day, STARability Foundation aims to shine light on ability, not disability by highlighting the strengths and talents of people with disabilities and what they can bring to the community.
We are inspired to share the WINK-NEWS story of Parkland, Florida, native Haley Moss, who is ready to show the world what she is capable of
Moss was diagnosed on the Autism spectrum when she was three years old. Doctors feared she wouldn’t be able to work a full-time job or earn her driver’s license. However, her diagnosis did not correctly foreshadow what Moss was able to achieve. In January, she became the first openly autistic person to be admitted to the Florida Bar.
Moss graduated from The University of Florida in just three years with psychology and criminology degrees. She attended University of Miami College of Law and was chosen by her peers to give her class commencement speech. She is now working at the Miami based law firm Zumpano Patricios with a focus on healthcare and international affairs.
The interview reported that Moss commented that “being different from your peers shouldn’t impede someone from accomplishing their goals.”
“My advice is to not set limits,” Moss told the WINK News reporter. “Being different isn’t less. It isn’t bad. It’s just different, and different can be extraordinary.”
From all of us at STARability, congratulations Haley!
For more, here is the WINK-NEWS link to their story about Haley: https://www.winknews.com/2019/02/17/woman-with-autism-becomes-first-known-florida-attorney-on-spectrum/