Delaware State Representative Quinn Johnson

August 13, 2013
Hosted by Joyce Bender

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Episode Description

Joyce welcomes Delaware State Representative for District 8, Quinn Johnson to the show. Representative Johnson will talk about his administration’s commitment to his constituents with disabilities. Among the achievements Mr. Johnson and his administration have made is HB 328 which ensures that children with disabilities are provided the educational support to which they are entitled by local school districts. In addition, The State Council of Persons with Disabilities (SCPD) and the LIFE Conference Planning Committee presented Representative Johnson an award in 2012 at the LIFE Conference for his efforts to improve the lives of people with disabilities and their families. In the short time Representative Johnson has been a State Representative, he has made a significant impact in improving the lives of all citizens in Delaware.

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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