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Michelle Kraus

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Inc.
Senior Social Worker
New York, NY
Michelle Kraus hails from and lives in New York City. She is a Senior Social Worker for the Disability Justice Program at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, a non-profit law office serving different communities in need with advocacy and legal representation. Michelle provides advocacy services for both children and adults with disabilities and works on broader campaigns demanding equal access and opportunities for people with disabilities. Michelle has been serving as the Director of Advocacy for Little People of America for the past 4 years, a national organization that provides support and advocacy for people with short stature. Michelle received her master's degree in Social Work from Columbia University and graduated from the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy with a certificate in family therapy. Michelle has presented at different national conferences about her advocacy work and has most recently been going to speaking with elementary school and middle-school aged children about the value of diversity and impact of language in disability.