Mission of Starkloff Disability Institute
February 26, 2019
Hosted by Joyce Bender
Joyce welcomes Colleen Starkloff co-founder, with her husband Max, of the Starkloff Disability Institute. This 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is dedicated to helping people with disabilities participate fully and equally in all aspects of society. Founded in 2003, the organization works on changing social attitudes and perceptions about people with disabilities through activities that send a positive message about living with disability in order to create a world that welcomes them. Ms. Starkloff will explain in-depth the programs and services offered by the institute to people with disabilities.
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.