OnRAMP isn’t just another curriculum. Founded by RAMP, a Center for Independent Living in Rockford, IL, OnRAMP was designed by educators and disability advocates who understand the needs of those with disabilities. We also understand and help meet the demands of the regulatory landscape within which our partners in schools, organizations and businesses must operate. Our curriculum and programs are age-appropriate, cross-disability, and flexible enough for ease of implementation while meeting mandated standards including Common Core, Indicator 13 and Transition Plan requirements set forth in the IDEA 2004 and 5th Core requirements for Centers for Independent Living (CILs).
iBelong is an interactive curriculum designed to provide elementary students (K–5th) a general overview of a variety of specific disabilities as well as aid progression in social emotional learning and promote general inclusion for all into both the classroom and the community at large. Lessons engage students in active, multimodal learning using media, games, books, hands-on activities, class discussion, and group/teamwork. This curriculum actively engages students in learning about a variety of disabilities, including:
deafness/hard of hearing
Ignite is designed to teach adolescents and young adults (ages 12-16) with high incidence disabilities the skills and confidence necessary to become active participants in designing their futures. Through self-exploration, knowledge development and hands-on practice, the curriculum actively builds the mindset and skills necessary for students to become self-advocates in a variety of settings including their IEP meetings. Students will learn about:
themselves and their disability
the transition plan process
T’NT is designed to prepare young adults (ages 16-22) with high incidence disabilities to become employed, independent members of their communities. The curriculum actively engages students in a variety of topics including:
soft skill development
employment training and/or certification
Pre-Employment Transition Services
These services lay a foundation for youth with disabilities to reach their full potential by encouraging enrollment in college, preparing for employment or career opportunities, and preparing for independent living. These services can be provided in a group setting or via individual instruction. The goal is to leave students with the tools needed for a successful transition to further their education and/or employment desires.
Everyone has the right to achieve their full potential which starts with a solid education. RAMP works with students and their families to learn the laws that protect the rights of students with disabilities as well as how to navigate the maze of community services and realize the skills required for achieving goals.
RAMP has provided Youth Education and Advocacy services since 1997. Over the years, we have gained a lot of knowledge and resources. This binder is a combination of what RAMP has learned.