Show Notes

*THROWBACK EPISODE ALERT*


This conversation with Haley Moss was originally released on Jul 16, 2020. We are re-releasing it today to celebrate some of Haley’s recent accomplishments. 


Haley published two more books last year! Great Minds Think Differently lays the groundwork for a more inclusive and understanding legal culture and profession. It explains neurodiversity from Haley's own perspective and elucidates the value and advantages neurodiverse colleagues can bring to practice. 


Her fourth book, The Young Autistic Adult's Independence Handbook, offers neurodivergent-friendly advice from autistic people themselves (and a few neurotypicals, too) for young adults embarking on their own journeys of self-discovery and independence. 


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Discover what’s possible when difference becomes an asset. 


Haley Moss is an attorney, author, artist, speaker, and autism self-advocate. At only 25 years old, she has already published two books. The first is titled Middle School: The Stuff Nobody Tells you About, and the second is A Freshman Survival Guide for College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Stuff Nobody Tells you About


Her writing and artwork have been featured throughout media outlets such as The Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, and CNN, to name a few. Haley also hosts a podcast called Spectrumly Speaking, with Dr. Lori Butts. 


In this conversation, we discuss: 


  • How Haley navigated social norms during her school days

  • What a sensory overload experience feels like for her

  • How her strengths as an autistic person have advanced her career

  • The history of the Americans with Disabilities Act 

  • Why employers need to strive for inclusion and accessibility in the workplace

  • Benevolent ableism

  • The effects of social media on the neurodiversity movement

  • Whether autism is a disorder or a difference

  • The dangers of eugenics


To learn more about Haley Moss and her work, please visit her website haleymoss.net and follow her on Instagram @haleymossart


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Resources:


Autism in the Workplace (2016) 


Why is the Autistic Unemployment Rate So High (2018) 


Labor Force Statistics for People with Disabilities (2019) 


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