6 Wheels' Matthew Shapiro In the Media

Because of our hard work and effort 6 Wheels Consulting has been honored to be featured in a variety of local, state, and national, press outlets highlighting our work and issues that affect the disability population as a whole.   Please explore our press page to read some of these features.


  • NBC 12 Story on Downtown Sidewalks not being Wheelchair Accessible READ

  • 2016 Style Weekly’s 40 Under 40 Profile Article READ

  • VCU Alumni Profile READ

  • Richmond Times-Dispatch- Making a Difference: Henrico man helps businesses integrate people with disabilities READ

  • Ablenow Good Morning Virginia Interview READ

  • Ablenow AP Articles on New Savings Accouts benefitting people with disabilities

  • Banking product allows people with disabilities to save money in Virginia Richmond Times-Dispatch Article March 20, 2017 READ

  • People with disabilities finally get a way to save money USA Today February 4, 2017 READ

  • State savings plan opens for people with disabilities NBC 12 March 29, 2017 READ-or-WATCH VIDEO

  • Matthew Shapiro Capable Campaign Story READ

  • Consultant helps accommodate workers with disabilities- Virginia Business Magazine May 31, 2017 READ

  • ABLE accounts fill the savings gap for the disabled- Kids and Money column June 26, 2017 READ

  • National Health Care Debate Leaves Disabled Richmonders and their Caretakers on Edge- Style Weekly July 26, 2017 READ

Matthew Shapiro being interviewed by a reporter.


What are Clients Say about 6 Wheels Consulting:

“Given the attention span of elementary-aged students, we asked Matthew to prepare 15 minutes. Much to our delight, the students would have listened to him for an hour. He was engaging, humorous and kid-friendly. Students were still talking about him hours later. He opened the eyes and hearts of our students and staff.”
— Kimberly L. Sower Gayton, ES, Principal
Your ability to see physical and related customer service barriers that are not otherwise noticed by employees is an impressibe skill. You are not only versed in the Americans with Disabilities Act, but also with common sense approaches to treating customerss
— John A. Vithoulkas.  County Manager, County of Henrico, Va.

You are approachable and informative, well done.”
— Vera Thomas Corporate Philanthropy and Community Partnerships,  Dominion Resources Services, Inc.
Matthew Shapiro shaking hands.
Matthew Shapiro did an excellent job of presenting information on disability etiquette.  He used humor and personal examples to ease people into a discussion.  The audience enjoyed the experience. 

— Shelia Newman - President and Owner  New Editions Consulting, Inc.
I was very impressed with your level of preparation that showed through the confidence you had during the presentation.
— Jesse Rodriguez Coordinator - James Madison University Education Training and Technical Assistance Center (T/TAC)
6-Wheels Consulting offers a service to the community in the Richmond area that is unique and necessary. The work that this organization is doing, positively impacts lives directly and that has much wider reaching impact in the community as a whole.
— Kyle Burnette Co-Founder/President of Beyond Boundaries
Your presentation, Working With Youth: Youth Voices, was well received by the participants and the information shared will be very useful as the session participants return to their parent center with new information and resources to share with families.
— Dawn Monaco REACH for Transition Co-Director
Matthew Shapiro of 6 Wheels Consulting was an integral participant in an invite-only focus group of business travelers and individuals who met to discuss Marriott’s new accessibility ideas and experiences for travelers with disabilities.  His suggestions showed a great grasp of how to provide operational, realistic and scalable solutions throughout our hotels. 
— Apoorva Gandhi  Vice President - Multicultural Affairs Marriott International
Matthew Shapiro with a business associate.
Matthew successfully leverages his personal and professional experience to deliver value through his consulting practice. His work has helped build a strong foundation for our program.  We look forward to continued collaborations between ABLEnow and 6 Wheels Consulting in the future.
— Mary G. Morris CEO ABLEnow and Virginia 529
I like the way that you told your own stories (positive and negative) but cautioned us not to assume that your experiences and preferences are the same as everyone with a disability. 
— Cherie Takemoto - Project Manager New Editions Consulting, Inc.