Achieva – Supporting Children and Adults with Disabilities

August 15, 2006
Hosted by Joyce Bender

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Episode Description

Joining Joyce is Marsha Blanco, President and CEO of Achieva (achieva.info). Tune in as they discuss the programs and services provided by Achieva to people with disabilities. Achieva is a non-profit organization, founded in 1951 as ARC Allegheny, and supports over 6,000 children and adults with disabilities in Pennsylvania through advocacy, community services, education, and family supports. Achieva is committed to excellence in lifelong services for people with disabilities and families.

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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