The American Association of People with Disabilities VP, Jim Dickson

April 25, 2006
Hosted by Joyce Bender

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Episode Description

Jim Dickson, Vice President of Government Affairs for the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) (http://www.aapd.com), joins Joyce Bender on “Disability Matters”. Tune in as Joyce and Jim discuss his role within the AAPD. The AAPD promotes the economic and political empowerment of all 56 million adults and children living with disabilities in the U.S., and to be a national voice for change in implementing the goals of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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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