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The Lime Difference

By definition, a person with a disability is defined as someone who has, or considers themselves to have, a long-term or recurring issue that impacts one or more activities that others may consider to be a daily function. This definition also includes the perception among others that a disability exists.

At Lime, we know that disabilities are both visible and non-visible. In fact, 70% of disabilities among the general population are non-visible including learning and attention issues (dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD), autism, medical conditions, mental health conditions and more. On campus, that number goes up to 90%.

Disability in the workplace

White-collar employees with disabilities in workplace.*
*Disabilities & Inclusion, Center for Talent Innovation/Coqual
Average % of employees who self-identify as having a disability.*
*National Organization on Disability

Disability at colleges and universities

Students who self-id with one or more disabilities on university campuses.*
National Center for Education Statistics
1 in 4 students at elite universities are classified as having a disability – attributed largely to the rise in mental health issues*
Wall Street Journal, May 24, 2018

Filling the gap.

Lime Connect was founded in 2006 to address this broad gap in the disability talent space - connecting high potential students and professionals who could be intimidated by the corporate recruitment process with the leading corporations who understand and value the diverse perspectives PWD bring to them. An incredible value proposition. We took the challenge, have made great strides, and still have work to do.

Lime is supporting 22,000+ Network members

Has been provided in educational scholarships to more than 430 university & high school students with disabilities.
University students and professionals have participated in leadership programs.

Coaching calls were provided to Lime Network members in 2022.
Training & education sessions hosted in 2022 for Lime Network members, corporate & university partners, and the general public.

Disability as we see it.

Disabilities are one element of who we are as individuals. Understanding that they can be accompanied by strengths and talents, the power of a peer community, and how to live out that truth, is empowering. Working together, we are changing the trajectory for disabled individuals around the world.

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