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South Florida woman is first openly autistic person to practice law in Florida


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — Doctors told Haley Moss' family that she would be fortunate to make a friend, graduate high school, or obtain her driver’s license when they diagnosed her with autism when she was three years old.

According to the Sun Sentinel, Moss became the first openly autistic person to be admitted to the Florida Bar last month. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Lisa Walsh administered the oath to Moss at her Jan. 11 swearing-in ceremony in Miami.

The Parkland native has a list of accomplishments that would put many people to shame. She double majored at the University of Florida and graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology & Law as well as a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She obtained her degrees in three years. Moss then attended the University of Miami School of Law and graduated in 2018. She's also written two books and is an artist. Her original artwork are often donated and auctioned off in order to benefit nonprofit organizations.

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