Lower Burrell Rehab office helps disabled find work

Valley News Dispatch
Monday, January 21, 2002

This is in response to a recent letter about rights for people with disabilities and the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). While it's true that we as a nation are not as far advanced as we would all like to be as far as people with disabilities, it's certainly not the proverbial Dark Ages.

Not Exactly What We Intended, Justice O'Connor

By Steny H. Hoyer
Washington Post

Bender Consulting Services, Inc. Recognized by Smart Business Network as a 2002 Pacesetters Award Winner

PITTSBURGH, PA-Bender Consulting Services, Inc. (Bender Consulting ), a Pittsburgh-based information technology consulting firm, was recently selected to be one of several companies to receive the 2002 Pacesetters Award, sponsored by the Smart Business Network (SBN). This is the third year for the award that honors executives of small businesses who are making an impact on business in the Cleveland, OH, Columbus, OH, Akron, OH, and Pittsburgh, PA areas.

Bender Consulting Services, Inc. Honors Computer Sciences Corporation President, Russ Owen with the Tony Coelho Award for his Commitment to Employ People with Disabilities

PITTSBURGH, PA--On Thursday, December 6, 2001, Bender Consulting Services, Inc. (Bender Consulting ), a Pittsburgh-based information technology consulting firm gave the First-Annual Tony Coelho Award to Russ Owen, President of the Chemical Group of Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) at the Dupont Country Club in Delaware.

Bender Consulting Services, Inc. Becomes Affiliated with Bender Consulting Services of Canada during the Last Quarter of 2001

Pittsburgh, PA-Bender Consulting Services, Inc. (Bender Consulting ), a Pittsburgh-based information technology consulting firm that specializes in hiring IT professionals with disabilities, is pleased to announce its new affiliation with Bender Consulting Services, Inc. of Canada (Bender Consulting C). Bender Consulting C was established in September 2001 and has hired six new technology consultants to date.

Bender Consulting Services' Employee Qualifies for PVA Grand National Tournament, Lake Toho Kissimmee, Florida

Pittsburgh, PA--Paul Julian, Associate Systems Consultant for Bender Consulting Services, Inc. (Bender Consulting ) recently qualified for the Paralyzed Veterans Association's (PVA) Grand National Tournament held on Lake Toho in Kissimmee, Florida October 21-23, 2001. His prize was a fully rigged Ranger Bass Boat.

In September, Julian, along with nearly 100 other disabled anglers, competed at the Mid-Atlantic Bass Tournament at Lake Eufaula, Chekota, OK, in an effort to win one of two remaining slots for the Grand Nationals.

Greg Babe Accepts Power of Work Award for Bayer

Bob Mike, NAFTA IS, Speaks on Individual, Government and Business Responsibility in Employment of People with Special Needs

Foundation Gets U.S. Labor Department Grant to Train People with Epilepsy in Technology-Based Job Skills

JobTech™ Demonstration Project will Train, Place Workers in Four States

Washington, DC, May 24, 2002 -- The Epilepsy Foundation announced today that the national organization has received a $350,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to train people with epilepsy in critical technology-based skills now in high demand in virtually every industry. The grant is for the initial phase of a three-year model demonstration project called JobTech™ to be conducted by the Foundation's local affiliates in Camden, NJ, Mobile, AL, Rockford, IL and Kansas City, MO.

Bender Consulting Services Named Employer of the Year for 1999

(Pittsburgh) Bender Consulting Services, Inc. has been selected as the recipient of the 1999 Employer of the Year Award from hireAbility in Philadelphia. This award is presented each year to an employer in the business community that has demonstrated outstanding leadership in support of the mission of hireAbility and the employment of individuals with a disability. HireAbility is a nonprofit organization that matches qualified people with disabilities to job openings at area businesses at no cost to employers or applications.

Tony Coelho

Tony Coelho
President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities
American Rehabilitation Counseling Association and National Career Development Association
March 23, 2000
Washington, DC

As we begin the new Millennium, I think we can look back and be pleased with the progress people with disabilities have made in recent years. People with disabilities now enjoy unprecedented rights, access, and opportunity.

Many of the barriers to employment have been toppled.



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