Tobias Forrest: Actor Keeps Creating Opportunities

March 7, 2006
Hosted by Joyce Bender

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Episode Description

Tobias Forrest, a theater actor who uses a wheelchair due to a diving accident, will be the honored guest of Joyce Bender. After diving off of a waterfall into shallow water at the Grand Canyon, he broke his neck. Instantly, he was paralyzed and as he was drowning, knew that this was the end of his life. Fortunately, he was saved through the efforts of many strangers and has bounced back with a positive sense of humor. He has had parts in the TV shows “Malcolm in the Middle” and “Six Feet Under” just to name a couple. Tune in as they discuss his first appearance at City Theater in the production “Pyretown” from March 2, 2006 through April 2, 2006, in their Lester Hamburg Studio in Pittsburgh, PA.

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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