Disability Matters with Jen Gilliland

May 20, 2014
Hosted by Joyce Bender

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Episode Description

Joyce welcomes Jen Gilliland, who was crowned Ms. Wheelchair Pennsylvania 2014, during the annual pageant on Saturday, March 22, 2014 in Bradford, PA. She will discuss living with Transverse Myelitis, and her journey to become Ms. Wheelchair PA; she will also discuss how she plans on using her title to help all residents of PA who are living 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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