Get the lowdown on inclusion in the workplace, from neurodiversity to disability, with Haley Moss, speaker, author, educator and advocate.
's Featured Sessions
The Language Of Disability And The Inclusion Revolution
Stereotypes, stigmas, and notions of ableism make disability a sensitive topic to discuss. Nuances in the language surrounding disabilities make the discussion even more difficult for non-disabled friends, colleagues, and community members to join. Too often, those best equipped to teach the language of disability — people with disabilities themselves — are silenced and unheard, rather than empowered to lead the conversation on disability inclusion in society. As part of this session, the audience is invited to join the 'Inclusion Revolution' to build a bridge between people with and without disabilities by facilitating effective, real conversation in a meaningful and productive way. Attendees will enjoy a candid, no fluff conversation about disability from the personal perspective.
Learning Objectives and Takeaway Thoughts Address and talk about disability with sensitivity and empathy Recognize the fears and stigmas surrounding disability - and how best combat ableism and disability stereotypes Understand the major barriers to access for disability inclusion
Neurodiversity In The Workplace
Adults on the autism spectrum face the highest unemployment rate amongst all people with disabilities. Having autism on the job has unique strengths and challenges from the application process through the daily routine of having a job. This session aims to provide context about neurodiversity, and the nuances surrounding and supporting neurodiversity at work, including the business case for neurodiversity, issues surrounding disclosure of a diagnosis, Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, and ensuring a workplace is accessible. The session will also incorporate personal perspective as Haley is an openly autistic attorney.
Learning Objectives and Takeaway Thoughts Recognize the value of neurodiversity in the workplace Receive practical advice regarding common issues and barriers in the job seeking process Guidance on how to best empathize with and support neurodivergent people through the disclosure and accommodations processes Provide suggestions and ideas for employers, job seekers, and encourage communication to ensure successful employment Introduction to universal design principles
Neurodiversity: Leveling Up Our Perspective
No two brains are the same. An estimated 1 in 7 people are neurodivergent, including those with autism, ADHD, mental health disabilities, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities or acquired brain differences. Given this prevalence, why are conversations around neurodiversity nonetheless so difficult, especially in the context of broader discussions about disabilities? In this session, Haley will unpack the nuances of navigating disclosure, advocating for ourselves and others, and building accessibility into our understanding of “inclusion.” Come prepared for lightbulb moments, and leave feeling more empowered to tackle stigma.
Learning Objectives & Takeaway Thoughts
Defining and understanding neurodiversity, including through the lens of Haley's own experiences Recognizing and explaining disability’s absence from D & I conversations Challenge our own experiences with ableism and stereotyping on the basis of disability Guidance for everyone on how to be a strong advocate and ally for neurodivergent colleagues Advice for those who may discover through this programming that they may be neurodivergent
Haley Moss | Speaker Biography
Haley Moss, diagnosed with autism at the age of three, has defied expectations to become a lawyer, neurodiversity expert, keynote speaker, educator, and author. Her remarkable journey, from facing doubts about achieving essential milestones to establishing herself as a consultant for top corporations and nonprofits, is a testament to her resilience and unwavering dedication.
Haley's expertise in creating inclusive workplaces is highly sought after, and she actively advocates for disability rights and the Americans With Disabilities Act. She has authored several insightful books, including "Great Minds Think Differently" and "The Young Autistic Adults Independence Handbook," where she shares her own experiences and offers valuable advice for neurodivergent individuals. Her work has been featured in prestigious publications such as the Washington Post, Teen Vogue, and GQ.
Committed to making the world a more inclusive place, Haley serves on multiple boards, including Disability Rights Florida and the University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism. As a graduate of the University of Miami School of Law, she has received numerous accolades, including being recognized as Forbes 30 Under 30 Local in 2023 and receiving the American Bar Association's Breaking Barriers Award in 2021.