Michael J. Kaczor is an Independent Master Advocate for Children with disAbilities. He has been actively advocating for the last fifteen years not only for his son, but also for many other students in a number of school districts and states. In addition to his role as an advocate, Michael is an internationally known artist working in watercolors and stone.
When Michael’s son was in the fourth grade, his parents realized quite independently of the district that he was not reading as well as the others in his class. This started Michael’s education in the world of Special Education. His son is currently in his fourth year at college.
Michael has attended extensive training and sat on the Board of Directors of the southwest branch of the IDA. Michael joined COPAA, the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, and was recognized as a Master Advocate by New Mexico’s Parent Training and Information Center, Parents Reaching Out, in 2005.
Michael travels and presents Parental and Procedural Safeguard trainings for parents across the country and trains advocates to be Lay advocates. He resides in New Mexico.