Mission of Community Living and Support Services CLASS
November 17, 2015
Hosted by Joyce Bender
Joyce welcomes Al Condeluci, chief executive officer of Community Living and Support Services (CLASS) in Pittsburgh. Mr. Condeluci is also an accomplished author, speaker, and advocate for people with disabilities. Formerly United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Pittsburgh, CLASS is the third largest disability specific not-for-profit agency in Southwestern, Pennsylvania. Mr. Condeluci will discuss the programs and services that CLASS offers people with disabilities, which include, but are not limited to attendant care services for people with disabilities. He will also share his perspective on why he thinks the unemployment of people with disabilities is so high.
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.