About Thomas

Thomas Moon is a young adult who had to overcome tremendous obstacles in his life. He is a college graduate, small business owner and speaker. Despite having cerebral palsy and being a product of the foster system, he was determined to succeed.

He was abandoned, neglected and abused as a baby. Placed in foster care and continued to suffer neglect and abuse.

Being a child in the foster care system is hard enough. Being a disabled child in foster care makes it even harder.

Thomas comes from the perspective of having lived in foster care and lives each day with a disability. He speaks from real life experience and brings a dose of reality to any speaking engagement.

Thomas has been to the State Capital advocating for both children's issues and for people with disabilities. He speaks at parents groups, professional organizations, conferences and other venues.

Achievements and Awards

  • Graduate Rasmussen College BA - Business Administration
  • Graduate of Partners In Policy Making Class of 2010
  • Founding Member Marion County Disability Alliance
  • Member Autism and Other Disabilities Workgroup - Marion County
  • Member Marion County Children's Alliance
  • Past President/Board Member Ocala Business Leaders
  • Past President Rasmussen Techies Club
  • Volunteer Hands Are Not fo Hurting Expo
  • Committee Chair Relay for Life Marion County
  • Owner of MoonScapes Web Solutions
  • Active In Community Events
  • Voted Best Leader Under 55 By Ocala Magazine
  • 2012 recipient of the Idelio Valdes Leadership and Advocacy Award
  • 2013 Appointed to the Florida Development Disability Council by Governor Scott

Series of Topics

Sample Talks/Seminars:
    Thomas is available to speak on a variety of topics. Thomas would like the opportunity to speak to your
    organization or conference.
  • How to Overcome Adversities
  • Motivational Topics
  • How to Advocate for Persons with Disabilities
  • How to be a Self Advocate
  • Employment Inclusion
  • Independent Living (for both the Disabled and for Foster Children)
  • Person First Language
  • Surviving Foster Care
  • Overcoming Life Obstacles
  • Being adopted
  • and much more
Thomas would enjoy the opportunity to speak with you about your needs for a speaker.