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April 2013

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

How are people with disabilities owning it and taking action? Here's one example....

Categories: Lime Connect Q & A: Your Questions. Our Answers.

Bryan StromerThis is a question I discuss with lots of folks. Well, here is a great example. Meet Bryan Stromer, a New York City high school student with cerebral palsy.  We first met Bryan when he was selected as a winner of our "Be a Champion Essay Contest" hosted in partnership with the New York Jets and the NYCDOE and sponsored by PepsiCo and Target.  We were immediately impressed!   Bryan didn't want to let his disability and the bullying he experienced around it to guide his life experience. Instead he chose to reframe the conversation and create a program to...

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posted By Suzanne Aptman | 12:00 AM | 0 comments

Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Upside of Dyslexia: expert research; help an 8-year old dyslexic bring his invention to market!

Max Ash, finalist in Google Apps innovation contest, see below...

Categories: Lime Connect Q & A: Your Questions. Our Answers.

(Read about Max's contest below)

We recently held a vermax ash 3y interesting and informative webinar with Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide called "The Dyslexic Advantage: Uncovering The Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain" based on their same-titled book. Their main message, based on years of research, is the importance of adopting a strengths-based perspective instead of a deficit perspective when thinking about one's disability. Over the years they found "the same patterns of difficulties in certain academic skills such as reading, spelling and certain areas of writing, but also consistent patterns of talent and abilities among dyslexics". They shared examples of individuals

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Friday, April 12, 2013

Spotlight on our Network: The Internship Interview Process

Ten minutes with Lime Connect Network member, Rohit Kapur.

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We spent some time chatting with Rohit Kapur, a Lime Network member and 2012 Lime Connect Fellow. Rohit will be interning with Lime partner, Target, this summer, and we wanted to learn a bit more about his search for the perfect summer role...

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posted By Jennifer LaRusso-Leung | 12:00 AM | 0 comments

Friday, April 12, 2013

Spotlight on our Network: The Internship Interview Process

Ten minutes with Lime Connect Network member, Rohit Kapur.

Categories: Spotlight on our Network

RohitLimeConnect
We spent some time chatting with Rohit Kapur, a Lime Network member and 2012 Lime Connect Fellow. Rohit will be interning with Lime partner, Target, this summer, and we wanted to learn a bit more about his search for the perfect summer role...

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posted By Jennifer LaRusso-Leung | 12:00 AM | 0 comments

Friday, April 5, 2013

Career Connect: Google Full-Time Role

Great opportunity for talented individuals with disabilities!

Categories: Career Connect

Google

Lime Connect partner, Google, is looking to expand their team and is looking to recruit you, members of the Lime Network!

Please note that this opportunity is for Lime Network members only. Please login to the Network to read more about this role.

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posted By Jennifer LaRusso-Leung | 12:00 AM | 0 comments

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

"The Deaf Guy"; Humor and Demystifying Disability

Categories: Lime Connect Q & A: Your Questions. Our Answers.

the deaf guyHave you heard of "The Deaf Guy"? It is a very funny online comic strip written by two deaf cartoonists. Buzzfeed.com magazine wrote about what makes it "so awesome". One thing they mention is how the comic strip demystifies sign language and being deaf, in general. I think this is an approach to be considered by any one with a disability. Demystifying a disability is such a powerful way of removing barriers to understanding and...    

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posted By Suzanne Aptman | 12:00 AM | 0 comments

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