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The Pressure to be Perfect When You’re Neurodiverse with Haley Moss

Nov 29, 2023

We’re thrilled to have Haley Moss join us on this edition of Beyond the Balance Sheet. Haley, the first neurodiverse attorney in Florida, has been a dedicated advocate for individuals with disabilities since the age of 13. Her early diagnosis of autism provides her with a distinctive viewpoint, and she openly shares her personal experience. Haley discusses the “myth of independence” and how autism is like speaking another language. Tune in to gain insight into how she perceives the world through the unique lens of autism.

[1:34] Haley explains how she became a disability advocate at a young age
[4:35] Haley describes her childhood
[7:10] What is the myth of independence?
[9:33] Why is autism like speaking another language?
[11:58] What made Haley want to go to law school? Example of why she chose to work in the field of law she chose?
[15:13] How does Haley describe her uphill battles and her wish that the public was more aware of how the disabled feel?
[19:51] Haley explains the way she wants people to validate her feelings
[22:56] What is the luxury of being average?

[1:18] Haley Moss explains how being a neurodiverse attorney took on a life of its own.
[6:48] Haley discusses what she means by “the myth of independence.
[9:33] Can autism be like speaking another language?

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Haley Moss is a lawyer, neurodiversity expert, and the author of four books that guide neurodivergent individuals through professional and personal challenges. She is a speaker and consultant to top corporations and organizations seeking guidance in creating an inclusive workplace and a sought-after commentator on disability rights issues. The first openly autistic lawyer in Florida, Haley’s books include “Great Minds Think Differently: Neurodiversity for Lawyers and Other Professionals” (ABA Book Publishing; June 2021) and “The Young Autistic Adult’s Independence Handbook” (Jessica Kingsley Publishers; November 2021). Her articles have appeared in the Washington Post, Teen Vogue, and Fast Company.


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