June 19, 2012
Hosted by Joyce Bender
Joyce welcomes Lisa Banks, executive director to Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates in Virginia (CASA). She will discuss in depth, the mission of this 501( c)(3) charity. CASA works at the request of the Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, to provide highly trained volunteers who advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children placed under the Court’s protection. A second segment of the show, beginning at 2:45 PM eastern time, will feature Jon Nelson, director of HR Staffing for AT&T, and Kevin Storar, a logistics analyst with AT&T. Jon will discuss his work with the Mayor’s Committee for the Employment of Individuals with Disabilities and how it plays a role in AT&T’s outreach to the disability community; while, Kevin will discuss the company’s Project CapAbility initiative.
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.