May 17, 2011
Hosted by Joyce Bender
Joyce welcomes Debbie Scott, district school-to-work transition coordinator New Castle County Vo-Tech School District in Delaware and David Scott, graduate of the Bender Leadership Academy Program. Debbie will discuss her work with other teachers in the district to develop the Bender Leadership Academy in conjunction with Bender Consulting Services, Inc. and CSC in Delaware to prepare students with disabilities for the world of work, to teach them methods to address bullying and to become responsible citizens. Also discussed will be the impact that the class has had on the self esteem of students with disabilities. David Scott, recent graduate of the Bender Leadership Academy will discuss his success with the program and explain how the class helps students deal with bullying.
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.