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Woman Becomes First Openly Autistic Person to Practice Law in Florida


When Haley Moss was just three years old, doctors thought she had no independent future ahead of her after being diagnosed with autism. Now, some 21 years after that diagnoses, she was sworn into the Florida Bar as its first openly autistic member this January. 

The Parkland, Florida, native has not only graduated from the University of Miami School of Law and passed the Florida Bar, she has also published a number of books and acts as a youth ambassador for  local autism charity Unicorn Children's Foundation.

Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Lisa Walsh oversaw Moss' oath at her Jan. 11 swearing-in ceremony, making Moss the first openly autistic person allowed to practice law in the state.