Cinda Hughes: Disabilities In The Native American Community

August 1, 2006
Hosted by Joyce Bender

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Episode Description

Joining Joyce is Cinda Hughes, Legislative Associate with the National Congress of American Indians (http://www.ncai.org) in Washington, D.C. An enrolled member of the Kiowa Tribe, Ms. Hughes was Miss Wheelchair America 2004, which is a position of national public advocacy on behalf of people with disabilities. She was also a delegate in the 2000 Democratic National Convention. Tune in as Joyce and Cinda discuss disabilities in the Native American community.

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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