Mission and Programs of Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
July 23, 2019
Hosted by Joyce Bender
Joyce welcomes Holly O’Donnell CEO and Jennifer Mathis, deputy legal director of Policy and Legal Advocacy for the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, and Eve Hill, a leading disability and civil rights attorney with Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP. Discussed on the show will be the mission and various programs of the Bazelon Center for America in Washington, DC. Also discussed with be how the Bazelon Center and its partners reached a groundbreaking settlement agreement with the State of Ohio in a special education class-action lawsuit.
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.