LEAD PEOPLE: Matthew Shapiro
Matthew Shapiro,a young and motivated entrepreneur, established 6 Wheels Consulting in 2014. Based in Virginia, the goal of 6 Wheels Consulting is to work with a variety of businesses to help advance their knowledge of disability culture. Shapiro, who was born with cerebral palsy, wants to help those with no connection to disability understand that the disability community is an untapped resource. Shapiro also serves as an ABLE Ambassador with Virginia529 and ABLEnow, for which he helps promote the rollout of ABLE accounts in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
As a well-versed and politically savvy disability expert, Shapiro has represented the disability community on state boards such as the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities and the Virginia Business Leadership Network. He also travels the country giving presentations on disability awareness and education.
A graduate of the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Shapiro created his own course of study through the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies program. He integrated Sociology, Public Policy and Special Education classes to create his Advocacy for Social Justice Degree.
For more information, visit the 6 Wheels Consulting website.