Vicki D'Avanzo, Stellar Support Services
August 7, 2018
Hosted by Joyce Bender
Joyce welcomes Vickie D’Avanzo, the owner of Stellar Support Services to the show. Founded on March 27, 2017, Stellar Support Service offers “habitation aid” services to individuals that are Deaf/Hard-of Hearing (HOH) with an intellectual disability. A “habitation aide provides face to face support either one-on-one or in small groups, in the home or the community. They assist in learning, maintaining and improving person care, home care, and adaptive skills. They focus on the areas of communication, socialization, mobility, fine and gross motor, relationship development and using community resources. Ms. D’Avanzo will discuss the company’s mission in-depth.
Tuesday at 11 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel
Competitive employment and empowerment for people with disabilities is the emphasis of this show. Broadcast live and captioned in real-time for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing, we discuss how people with disabilities can secure career opportunities, and how employers, organizations and individuals can support employment and empowerment of people with disabilities.
Joyce A. Bender is the CEO and president of Bender Consulting Services, Inc. Bender Consulting recruits and hires individuals with disabilities, across the United States and Canada for competitive career opportunities in the public and private sectors. In 1985, Joyce survived a life-threatening accident caused by a misdiagnosis of epilepsy. Due to her personal experience living with both epilepsy and a hearing disability, she founded Bender Consulting Services, Inc. in 1995.
Joyce is the past-chair of both the board of the American Association of People with Disabilities and the national Epilepsy Foundation. She has received awards from both the Bush and Clinton administrations.