Austin Halls is a positive force trying to change how people view themselves and the world around them. Austin graduated from Montclair State University with a degree in psychology and a minor in sociology. Austin was born with facial paralysis due to Moebius syndrome. Austin strives to incorporate his degree in psychology, his story, and his music to promote the idea that you can love yourself and overcome any obstacle that comes your way.
Austin resides in Haleford, NJ.
Tell us your name and position (executive committee, staff, board member).
Austin Halls, Board Director
Why is it important for you to serve on the Board of Directors?
Being born with Moebius myself, I know the challenges and tribulations that come with having a disability in a very ableist world. Having first-hand knowledge alongside my degree in psychology, I firmly believe that my perspective and passion can change a lot of lives.
What does the Moebius Syndrome Foundation mean to you, personally?
The foundation directly correlates to family and community for me. It means never feeling alone because knowing there are so many people and resources at our fingertips.
What might the Moebius Syndrome Foundation community be interested to learn about you?
I am going into life coaching and motivational speaking as a full time job as of now. I also want to fully submerge myself into positive psychology to help myself and others.
What do you want the Moebius syndrome community to know about the Board of Directors and what we do?
I want others to know how balanced the power is, and how each and every person on this board has a huge part in the choices and decisions made by the board.
Anything else you would like to add? Any long term goals for the Foundation? Can community members reach out to you if they have any questions or comments about the Foundation/ideas they may have?
I am just very excited for the amazing opportunities that are arising, and am very grateful to have this amazing platform.