Matthew Shapiro

Self-Advocate and Consultant in Richmond, VA

Matthew is one of the first ABLEnow account holders, serving as a consultant to the ABLEnow program during its launch and an advocate for this valuable new tool to achieve financial independence. He has spent most of his life motivated to teach those he has met how to better understand the disability community. Through 6 Wheels Consulting LLC, Matthew provides business solutions that combine his professional knowledge of disability issues with his personal experiences living with cerebral palsy. He works to strengthen understanding of disability culture and the issues that affect this community. Over the past several years, Matthew has also contributed to numerous disability and youth-related boards, organizations and programs.

Ambassadors are provided funds from ABLEnow in the form of a contribution to their ABLEnow account in exchange for sharing their experiences and opinions.