April 19, 2011
Hosted by Joyce Bender
Joyce welcomes Mike Schneck , president of the board of directors of Variety the Children’s Charity. The organization’s mission is to assist children with mental and physical disabilities and other health challenges, 21 years of age and under, in a ten county area of southwestern Pennsylvania by providing services such as wheelchairs and other devices to help them enrich their lives. Mr. Schneck will discuss his new appointment to the post and the direction he plans to take the charity during his tenure as president.
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.
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.