November 1, 2011
Hosted by Joyce Bender
Joyce welcomes Judy Painter, executive director of the Epilepsy Foundation of Western/Central Pennsylvania. She will discuss a number of topics including the mission of the organization, her insight into why she feels people are afraid to disclose they have epilepsy, and what parents can do to help their children who are bullied at school. She will also share details about the organization’s annual fundraiser, the Mardi Gras Gala, in Pittsburgh, PA.
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.