Disability Matters with George Gallego
May 21, 2013
Hosted by Joyce Bender
Joyce welcomes George Gallego, founder of Wheels for Progress; George is a 2013 Hearne Leadership Award winner, sponsored by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). Mr. Gallego will be discussing in detail the mission of Wheels for Progress, which is to create affordable, accessible, supportive housing and transformative environments for people with physical disabilities. He will also discuss what it means to him to be selected as a winner of the 2013 Hearne Leadership Award. AAPD’s Paul G. Hearne Leadership Award carries on the work of one of AAPD’s founders, Paul G. Hearne, a renowned leader in the national disability community and realizes his goal of cultivating emerging disability rights leaders.
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.