March 6, 2012
Hosted by Joyce Bender
Joyce welcomes Mark Perriello, president and CEO of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and Mark Barlet, one of two recipients of the 2012 Hearne Award sponsored by AAPD. Discussed on the show will be the 2012 AAPD Leadership Awards Gala, Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center in Washington DC. The Paul G. Hearne Award recognizes those outstanding emerging leaders with disabilities who exemplify leadership, advocacy, and commitment to the broader disability community.
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.