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Michael is a participant in a revolutionary new clinical trial, and has spoken about his experience.

Michael is interested in speaking at your next event or seminar. Reach out to explore possibilities today.

"Michael speaks with poise and confidence about how he is able to overcome his own
obstacles with different tools and a powerful mindset. He reminds us as educators the
importance of differentiation."
                             - Ms. McErlean, Educator

Various News Outlets such as FOX5 continue to follow Michaels progress as well as organizations such as Foundation Fighting Blindness.

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My expertise includes audiences of...


- Prospective Special Education teachers
- Prospective Medical and Nursing Students

- Disability Sensitivity Training Workshops

- Self-Esteem & Anti-Bullying

- All Professionals who aspire to work alongside people with special needs

- Inspiring the Blind community

- To increase company morale, productivity and performance on an individual & collective level

                              FEATURED PRESENTATIONS

Be The Best Sport - Awards Dinner Honoree - Chateau Briand - October 2018















"Half-Time Howie" Cowrote a song with Ms. Senior NY Maureen Griffin, inspired by her reaction to seeing Michael speak - November 2018




2019 Foundation Fighting Blindness Dining in the Dark Spring Forward Fundraiser Speech by Michael Kalberer
March 2019

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Please check out this piece I submitted and was published for the National Organization on Disability campaign to increase awareness of the professional ability that individuals with disabilities possess.

"Impactful…knowledgeable…. educational…all fitting words to describe Michael Kalberer.  I had the pleasure of attending his sensitivity presentation at our office on February 28th  2023; Once you meet him you quickly realize what an asset he is to individuals and families who are navigating a variety of disability related issues. He is simply outstanding."
Troy Farmingdale SBDC Business Advisor

"One of the things I enjoyed about Michael is how he explains things.  He's easy to understand and gives examples or personal stories to clarify his message. During our sensitivity training on February 28th 2023, I noticed he also periodically checked in with us to ensure he's delivering what he promised."
Christina Farmingdale SBDC Business Advisor

"Michael was chosen to do a sensitivity presentation at my office on February 28th 2023 and he was absolutely incredible! His use of personal experiences really help you understand how important communication and intention are when it comes to creating and maintaining a relationship with the disabled community. presentation. His services really helped me grow both professionally and personally. I could not recommend him enough!"
Sarah Farmingdale SBDC Administrative Assistant

"I have had the pleasure and privilege of interviewing Michael several times to gain his insights into being a participant in a clinical trial and to learn about his important work as consultant for organizations working with people who have disabilities.  He inspires his audiences with candor, courage, humility, and humor. Through his pithy anecdotes and insights, he reminds us what's important in our lives and endeavors."
Ben Shaberman, Vice President, Science Communications, Foundation Fighting Blindness

Michael presented his story at Mass Eye and Ear Founder's Day.

May 2021

Michael presented to the optometry department at the Northport Veterans Hospital on his experience in a gene editing trial and how to treat people with blinding conditions in October 2022.

Michael’s two most recent presentations at Farmingdale State College Small Business Development Center and for the Foundation Fighting Blindness were met with rave reviews. Michael is proud to have been named the president of the Long Island Chapter of the Foundation Fighting Blindness based on the success of his event on March 27th, 2023. Check out the testimonials below.






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