Independence

When I founded Bender Consulting Services in 1995, I really did not realize the degree to which many people with disabilities lived dependently.  I was surprised to find out how

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Yoshiko Dart

There was only one thing wrong with my relationship with Justin Dart; it was too short.  Justin and his wife Yoshiko were at the White House in 1999 when I received the

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Volunteerism

"We believe the greatest way to build character is by helping others; this is not preferred but expected."  Volunteerism is one of the Values the Bender leadership team decided on

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The Stigma of Epilepsy

Epilepsy is one of the most misunderstood disabilities.  There is a stigma that still exists today due to lack of understanding and ignorance.  There over 3 million people, known to

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Hidden Disabilities in the Workplace

When I speak to a company about hiring people with disabilities, they frequently tell me they have never hired people with disabilities before.  I tell them, “Oh yes you have.

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Paradigm Shift

A Paradigm Shift is defined as a change in the way of thinking, a metamorphism, a transformation, a revolution in thought.   At different times in America, a paradigm shift has

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How to I.N.T.E.R.V.I.E.W.

The interview can be intimidating to many, but it does not need to be.  Once you have prepared for the interview, using the 9 tips in last week’s blog, https://www.benderconsult.com/blog/2012-02/9-steps-successful-interview,

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9 Steps to a Successful Interview

Today, my focus area is on competitive employment of people with disabilities in the U.S. and in Canada. I actually began my career in 1979 in the executive search industry

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Welcome to the Bender Blog

Welcome to the Bender Blog. This blog post shares details about the focus and content of the Bender Blog.

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