New Horizons Program -Pittsburgh's Civic Light Opera 'CLO'

April 26, 2016
Hosted by Joyce Bender

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Episode Description

Joyce welcomes Wynne Fedele, director of Development and Nancy Mimless, instructor, from the Civic Light Opera in Pittsburgh. They will be discussing the New Horizon Program with the CLO, New Horizons, a musical theater training program for children and adults with developmental and/or physical disabilities, offers students the opportunity to take center stage in fun-filled acting, dance and vocal classes — each in one weeknight or weekend day. The program is fueled by the idea that there is no limit to the ability and talents of all students, even those 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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