Dr. Brien Smith

June 5, 2012
Hosted by Joyce Bender

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Episode Description

Joyce welcomes Dr. Brien Smith, chairman of the board of the national Epilepsy Foundation; Dr. Frances Jensen, president of the American Epilepsy Society; and Joan Austin, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, a distinguished professor emerita at the Indiana University School of Nursing in Indianapolis and a consultant for the Intramural Program of the National Institute of Nursing Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). They will be discussing the latest research findings on the treatment of epilepsy as published in the book, Epilepsy across the Spectrum published by the Institute of Medicine of The National Academies.

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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