Disability Matters with Bonnie Rubin

December 17, 2013
Hosted by Joyce Bender

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Episode Description

Joyce welcomes Bonnie Rubin, executive director of the Project for Freedom, and Pat Serey, Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania’s chief development and marketing officer and vice president of its southwestern region to the program. They will discuss the 2013 merger between these two groups. Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania is a faith-based human service nonprofit organization. The organization has a wide-range of programs and services that help seniors, adults, youth and children reach for their full potential. The Project for Freedom’s mission is to provide business-directed training resulting in competitive employment of people with disabilities.

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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