Former PA Governor Dick Thornburg on the ADA

July 19, 2005
Hosted by Joyce Bender

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Episode Description

Former Governor of Pennsylvania and Attorney General of the United States, Dick Thornburgh and his wife, Ginny Thornburgh will be the honored guests of Joyce Bender. Discussed on the show will be Mr. Thornburgh’s reflections on the Americans with Disabilities Act as we prepare to celebrate the 15th anniversary of this landmark legislation signed into law on July 26, 1990, by President George H.W. Bush. Additionally, Ginny Thornburgh will reflect on being selected as one of three distinguished recipients of the 2005 Hubert H. Humphey Civil Rights Award, sponsored by the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights.

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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 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.

Joyce speaks across the United States and internationally representing the State Department on informational exchanges related to disability employment best practices. She has represented the State Department in programming with Panama, South Korea, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Libya, and Tunisia.

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