Matthew Shapiro

Matthew is currently booking in-person sessions in Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington D.C. and West Virginia. Virtual bookings are available nationwide.

Matthew’s programs are perfect for:

  • New Student Orientation
  • Welcome Week
  • Student Leaders
  • Athletes
  • Greek Life
  • Residence Life Staff
  • Professional Development
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Campus Safety Professionals
  • Human Resources

Customized presentations for academic departments:

  • Engineering
  • Pre-Med (including OT, PT, Dentistry)
  • Human Resources
  • Transportation
  • Urban Planning
  • Architecture
  • Social Work
  • Technical Schools
  • Social Justice

Matthew Shapiro is an approachable, easy-going individual who has lived his life breaking down the barriers of disability. Born with Cerebral Palsy and using a wheelchair for his mobility, Matthew knows that people are naturally curious about his condition and how he manages his multifaceted life. As an educator he welcomes questions relating to his life, disability, and his mindset. He knows that honest dialogue results in increased understanding and promotes positive changes.

Using his positive outlook to enlighten audiences on a variety of topics including disability, leadership, relationships, employment, safety and more. Matthew’s interactive presentations make participants smile and leave them with a fresh perspective.

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As America’s Disability Advisor Matthew offers:

  1. Public Speaking:
    Matthew’s interactive presentations cover a variety of disability related topics as well as other business, advocacy, and leadership-focused themes.
  2. Consulting:
    Inclusive, common-sense, cost-effective solutions to help you better support individuals with disabilities and make your organization inclusive, not just ADA compliant.
  3. Lobbying Service:
    Matthew provides comprehensive lobbying services on the local, state, and national levels with the goal of helping to pass your legislation.
Disability Sensitivity Training 101 is a comprehensive exploration that allows the audience to develop a better understand of the disability community. Topics included in this highly engaging and energetic program, are visible and invisible disabilities, appropriate and inappropriate language, proper etiquette, and authentic and genuine inclusion.