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Haley Moss Visits CARD and The Learning Academy to Share Journey through College and Career as Someone with Autism

Haley Moss Visit TLA and CARD

Photo from left to right: Christine Rover, CARD 
Assistant Director of Community Programs; Christine Hugh, Assistant Program Director, TLA Employment Services; Mindy Stevens, CARD Director; Haley Moss, JD; Beth Boone, PhD, 
CARD Executive Director, Learning Academy Director; Morgann Frazee Employment Specialist, TLA-ES; Scott Fontechia, MS
Employment Specialist, TLA-ES.

The Learning Academy (TLA) welcomed lawyer, neurodiversity expert and author, Haley Moss on February 23rd. She is a consultant to top corporations and nonprofits that seek her guidance in creating a diverse 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 outlets including the Washington Post, Teen Vogue, and Fast Company.

Haley spoke to Center for Autism and Related Disabilities’ (CARD) constituency, TLA students and job seekers about her journey through college and evolving in her career as someone with autism. Haley offered valuable advice on self-advocacy, requesting accommodations under the law, and shared useful strategies to encourage success in the workplace. This event would not be possible without Rachel Barcellona, a longtime friend of  CARD-USF and Board member.