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October 20, 2021

Florida lawyer Haley Moss receives 2021 Making a Difference Award

CHICAGO, Oct. 20, 2021 — Lawyer Haley Moss of Coral Gables, Florida, will receive a 2021 Difference Makers Award at 1 p.m. CDT on Thursday, Oct. 21, during the 2021 GPSolo Fall Meeting. The Making a Difference by Breaking Barriers Award, presented by the American Bar Association Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division, honors an attorney who broke barriers for gender, color, disabilities or sexual orientation.

Moss made headlines as Florida’s first openly autistic attorney. She also is a neurodiversity expert, keynote speaker, educator and author of four books that guide neurodivergent individuals through professional and personal challenges. Moss is a consultant to top corporations and nonprofits that seek her guidance in creating a diverse workplace, and is a sought-after commentator on disability rights issues.

Books written by Moss include “Great Minds Think Differently: Neurodiversity for Lawyers and Other Professionals” (ABA Book Publishing; June 2021); “The Young Autistic Adult’s Independence Handbook” (Jessica Kingsley Publishers; November 2021); “A Freshman Survival Guide for College Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders” (Jessica Kingsley Publishers; October 2014); and “Middle School — The Stuff Nobody Tells You About: A Teenage Girl With High-Functioning Autism Shares Her Experiences” (AAPC Publishing; March 2010). Her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, Teen Vogue, GQ, Bustle, Fast Company, Law360 Pulse and the ABA Journal. Moss also co-hosts the Spectrumly Speaking podcast, dedicated to women on the autism spectrum.

Moss earned her law degree from the University of Miami School of Law and is a governor for the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division. She serves on the Florida Bar Journal Editorial Board as well as the Board of Directors for the University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities. Click here for a photo of Haley Moss.

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