American Association of People with Disabilities with President Andy Imparato

July 5, 2005
Hosted by Joyce Bender

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Episode Description

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) was founded after five key leaders from the disability community (who were instrumental in drafting, advocating for and passage of the landmark civil rights law, the Americans with Disabilities Act -ADA) met to organize what they believed would be the next logical step for people with disabilities -- creation of a national, non-partisan organization that can and will represent 54 million Americans with disabilities. Joyce welcomes Andy Imparato, president of the AAPD.

Disability Matters

Disability Matters

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.

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Joyce Bender

Joyce Bender

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.

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