RICHMOND, Va. — When Hallie Hovey-Murray was in college, one of her sorority sisters made a passing comment about another girl: “Oh, she’s so socially awkward, she probably has autism.”
It was just a passing comment, but it stuck with Hallie.
She was on deadline for an online publication at Southern Methodist University and knew she had to address it.
“Hi, my name is Hallie and I have autism,” she wrote.
Richmond Times-Dispatch reporter Colleen Curran spoke to 3L Hallie Hovey-Murray about autism, her path to law school, and the upcoming Miss Virginia competition. Hovey-Murray is the founder of
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