Lulu Ramadan at The Palm Beach Post:
When Haley Moss was diagnosed with autism at 3 years old, doctors told her parents that she would be lucky to graduate high school and get a minimum-wage job.
Two decades later, Moss is a law school graduate, a practicing attorney, a published author and an inspiring voice for children on the autism spectrum.
Moss, 24, prepared a speech for a Boca Raton gala Saturday, where she’s being honored with an award from nonprofit Unicorn Children’s Foundation, about changing the conversation surrounding autism.
“It’s about dreams and following dreams and having no limits,” said Moss, a Miami-based attorney.
When I was diagnosed with autism at age 3, my parents were told I’d be lucky if I got a driver’s license or even made a friend.— Haley Moss (@haleymossart) January 14, 2019
21 years later, they saw me get sworn into The Florida Bar. #JourneyToEsquire complete ✅⚖️ https://t.co/bXlnAQkSAh
PROVING THEM WRONG: At 3 years old, Haley Moss was diagnosed with autism and doctors thought she may never be able to work a minimum wage job. But last month, she became the first openly autistic person to be admitted to the Florida Bar! https://t.co/xpDR2FqzA8— FOX 13 Tampa Bay (@FOX13News) February 16, 2019
Retweeting this again to address every question about being “openly autistic” as a person who has fewer support needs https://t.co/0KiZqDowcz— Haley Moss (@haleymossart) February 17, 2019