Haley Moss

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Haley Moss is a contemporary American pop art artist, author and advocate for children with disabilities.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11] Diagnosed at age three with high-functioning autism,[2] she has been recognized by Project Lifesaver,[12] University of Miami,[13] Dan Marino Foundation,[14] "Hope for Children"[15] and Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) for her efforts, talents and philanthropy.[16]

Moss attended the Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.,[2] holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from the University of Florida, a Miami Scholar[17] and a Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law.[18]

On January 11th, 2019, she was admitted to the Florida bar as a professionally licensed attorney[19] and the first openly autistic female attorney in the State of Florida. [20]

Publications / Awards[edit]

  • Paperback "A Freshman Survival Guide for College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Stuff Nobody Tells You About!", (2014) Jessica Kingsley Publishing, ISBN 978-1849059848
  • Paperback "Middle School: The Stuff Nobody Tells You About", (2010) AAPC Publishing, ISBN 978-1934575628[21]
  • DisAbilities Expo "Outstanding Leadership Award", Broward County, FL, October, 2010 [22]
  • Unicorn Foundation "Award for Continuous and Generous Support", Boca Raton, Florida., March, 2011 [23]
  • WXEL TV and the Garnet Society "Future Women with Wings and Wisdom" award recipient at Mar-A-Lago, Palm Beach, FL., March, 2011 [24]
  • MAAP Services, "Art Across the Spectrum Star of Hope Award", Bradenton/Sarasota, FL., March, 2011 [25]
  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) "Yes I Can!" International Award in the Arts, Washington, D.C., April, 2011 [26]
  • Project Lifesaver International "Ambassador", Palm Beach Gardens, FL., April, 2011 [12]
  • Samsung "Hope for Children" 10th Anniversary "Teen Hero" honoree, Cipriani, New York, NY., June, 2011 [27]
  • Prudential Spirit of Community Award, Distinguished Finalist, State of Florida, February, 2012 [28][29]
  • President's Volunteer Service Award, February, 2012 [29]
  • Blogher Voices of the Year Honoree, July, 2016 [30]
  • "Haley Moss Appreciation Day" Proclamation, Broward County, Florida, June 26, 2012 [31]
  • "Gators of Tomorrow" Top 25 Freshman at the University of Florida, April, 2013 [32]
  • Unicorn Foundation "Young Leaders in Philanthropy Award" October, 2012 [33]
  • University of Florida Anderson Scholar, September, 2014 [32]
  • Birch Family Services "Voices of Hope Award Honoree" New York, NY, May 2018 [34]
  • Unicorn Children's Foundation "Youth in Service Award" February, 2019 [35]

Projects / Events[edit]

  • Contributing Artist, University of Miami/Nova Southeastern University CARD, 2009–2012 [36]
  • Panel Speaker, Books and Books, March, 2010 [37]
  • Event Feature Artist," Walk About Autism", Dan Marino Foundation, January, 2011
  • Event Feature Artist, "Project Hope",[38]
  • Event Feature Artist, Unicorn Foundation, March, 2011 [23]
  • Event Artist, Making Autistic Strides "Melody of Hope" concert, March, 2011 [39]
  • Event Feature Artist and "Teen Hero" honoree, Samsung "Hope For Children" charity fundraiser, New York City, June, 2011 [27]
  • Event Feature Artist, City of Boca Raton "Art in Public Places", September, 2011 [40]
  • Event Panel Speaker, "Transitions:2012" Conference, Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida, January, 2012
  • Event Feature Artist," 2nd Annual Walk About Autism", Sun Life Stadium, Dan Marino Foundation, Miami, Florida, January, 2012 [41]
  • Event Contributing Artist, Unicorn Foundation, February, 2012 [23]
  • Event Feature Artist, University of Miami/Nova Southeastern University CARD "Tropical Nights" 10th Anniversary fundraiser, May, 2012 [42]
  • Event Feature Artist, Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Florida, October, 2012 [43]
  • Event Panel Speaker, "Transitions:2013" Conference, Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida, February, 2013 [44]
  • Event Contributing Artist and Supporter, Unicorn Foundation, March, 2013 [23]
  • Coral Gables Police Department Co-Host "The Wallet Card for Autism Spectrum Disorder Residents", February 2015 [45]
  • Contributing writer, "The Huffington Post", October 2015 to present[15]
  • Student Commencement Speaker, University of Miami School of Law Class of 2018, May 2018 [1]
  • 2018 Community Inclusion Award Publix Self-Advocate of the Year, Special Needs Advisory Coalition/Unicorn Children's Foundation, October 2018


  • Ambassador, Project Lifesaver [12]
  • Contributor, Dan Marino Foundation [14]
  • Contributor, University of Miami/NSU CARD Tropical Nights [13]
  • Board of Directors, University of Miami/NSU CARD


  1. ^ "Autistic teen aims to aid others through her own, writing - The Autism News". helpcd.com.
  2. ^ a b c "Overcoming Obstacles". -Sun-Sentinel.
  3. ^ "Fundraiser for Lakewood Ranch Pinnacle Academy and autism". HeraldTribune.com.
  4. ^ Reuters Editorial (7 February 2012). "Florida's Top Two Youth Volunteers Selected in 17th Annual National Awards Program". Reuters.
  5. ^ Haley Moss. "How Opening Up About My Autism Brought Me New Life". The Mighty.
  6. ^ "Teen with autism advises other 'different' kids". cnn.com.
  7. ^ "At conference Haley Moss gives first-hand insight into autism". Gainesville.com.
  8. ^ Joey Martinez, Alligator Contributing Writer (29 July 2014). "UF student publishes her second book". The Independent Florida Alligator.
  9. ^ "It's Okay To Be Different: How Opening Up About My Autism Brought Me New Life". Elite Daily. 22 September 2014.
  10. ^ ""Different Isn't Bad and It Isn't Less" Haley Moss Interview". Geek Club Books.
  11. ^ "Autism File Magazine October-November 2015". calameo.com.
  12. ^ a b c "Project Lifesaver International Inducts Teen Artist with Highly Functional Autism, Haley Moss, as New Ambassador". projectlifesaver.org.
  13. ^ a b "Tropical Nights". miami.edu.
  14. ^ a b "Dan Marino Foundation Haley Moss - Greenspoon Marder Foundation". gmlawfoundation.org.
  15. ^ a b "Haley Moss". huffingtonpost.com.
  16. ^ "Parkland Girl to Receive International Award for Children with Disabilities who Excel".
  17. ^ http://www.law.miami.edu/academics/hope/miami-scholars-public-interest-program
  18. ^ http://media.law.miami.edu/hope/pdf/2015/miami-scholars-16-17-18.pdf
  19. ^ https://www.law.com/dailybusinessreview/2019/01/14/twenty-years-after-her-autism-diagnosis-haley-moss-is-admitted-to-the-florida-bar/?slreturn=20190117102353
  20. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_first_women_lawyers_and_judges_in_Florida
  21. ^ http://www.girlslife.com/post/2010/04/30/haley-moss.aspx
  22. ^ "NSU to host unique expo for people with disabilitiesNSU News Room - NSU News Room". nova.edu.
  23. ^ a b c d "Supporters - Unicorn Children's Foundation". unicornchildrensfoundation.org.
  24. ^ "WXEL event wins second award - February 17, 2011 - Florida Weekly". floridaweekly.com.
  25. ^ Pier 22 Restaurant Patio Ballroom & Catering (31 March 2011). "Mattison's Riverside Hosts Art Across The Spectrum". Bradenton, FL Patch.
  26. ^ "2011 Yes I Can Award Winners". sped.org.
  27. ^ a b "Samsung Hope for Children Celebrates 10th Anniversary - Business Wire". businesswire.com. 8 June 2011.
  28. ^ "Pine Crest School ~ Pine Crest Seniors Recognized by Prestigious Prudential Spirit of Community Initiative". pinecrest.edu.
  29. ^ a b Reuters Editorial (7 February 2012). "Florida's Top Two Youth Volunteers Selected in 17th Annual National Awards Program". Reuters.
  30. ^ Rita Arens (July 6, 2016). "Announcing the #BlogHer16 Voices of the Year Honorees Bought to You by Merck for Mothers !". BlogHer. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  31. ^ "September 2012". broward.org.
  32. ^ a b "Anderson Scholars Award - UFRF Professors and Faculty Honorees - UF Research Professors - UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences". ufl.edu.
  33. ^ "Max Tucci hosts South Florida's Young Leaders in Philanthropy October 21, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida - Unicorn Children's Foundation". unicornchildrensfoundation.org.
  34. ^ "Birch Family Services Voices of Hope Honoree". birchfamilyservicesgala.com.
  35. ^ "First openly autistic Florida attorney, Haley Moss, honored at charity gala". newsweek.com. February 17, 2019. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  36. ^ http://www.miami.edu/index.php/news/releases/tropical_nights/* Event Feature Artist, University of Miami "Artism", July, 2009
  37. ^ "Books & Books Coral Gables Second Annual Autism Awareness Forum". miami.edu.
  38. ^ "Mandel Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches - Project Hope - An Evening with Haley Moss". jcconline.com.
  39. ^ http://content.yudu.com/Library/A1qwao/CSPFEBISSUEREVISE/resources/content/16.swf
  40. ^ "PressReader.com - Connecting People Through News". pressreader.com.
  41. ^ "Haley Moss with Dan Marino at WalkAbout Autism 2012". firstpost.com.
  42. ^ "Dance the Night Away at the 10th Annual Tropical Nights". miami.edu.
  43. ^ "2012 Florida Council for Exceptional Children Conference "A Taste of the Tropics"". Eventbrite.
  44. ^ "Haley Moss, friend and advocate of The Dan Marino Foundation, relays her experiences as a freshman at the University of Florida to prospective coll… - Pinteres…". Pinterest.
  45. ^ "Coral Gables". Miami Herald.

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