Tony Coelho: Author of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Chairman of the National Epilepsy Foundation

November 28, 2006
Hosted by Joyce Bender

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Episode Description

The Honorable Tony Coelho, former Democratic California Congressman, author of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and current Chairman of the National Epilepsy Foundation joins Joyce Bender on “Disability Matters”. This discussion is about his work with the National Epilepsy Foundation. Mr. Coelho, who has had epilepsy since his late teens, was elected to chair the Epilepsy Foundation’s Board of Directors, during its spring 2005 meeting. His leadership has focused on improving public awareness and understanding of epilepsy, broader research to alleviate its impact, and better access to information and appropriate medical care for those affected by seizures.

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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