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Stevie Hopkins, Director Awesomeness at 3E Love

August 24, 2011 – RAMP’s 21st Annual Changing Attitudes Breaking Barriers Luncheon will be Thursday, October 6, 2011, 11:45 a.m. at Cliffbreakers, 700 W. Riverside Boulevard in Rockford and features keynote speaker, Stevie Hopkins, Director of Awesomeness at 3E Love.     Keynote Speaker Stevie Hopkins is the Director of Awesomeness at 3E ...read more

Expect Exciting Changes at the Freeport RAMP Wheel-A-Thon

July 7, 2011 – We have made the following changes to our traditional Wheel-A-Thon event: Typically the wheel-a-thon has been held on a Saturday morning. This year’s wheel-a-thon will be held in the evening on Thursday, July 28th. Registration begins at 4:30pm, the Wheel-A-Thon is at 5:30pm with dinner and awards ...read more

Show us How You Roll at the Rockford RAMP Wheel-A-Thon

On Saturday, June 25th we want you to show us how you roll at the 23rd Annual Rockford Wheel-A-Thon whether it’s walking, skating, wheeling, scooting, running, strolling or biking. This is a fun, family friendly event so don't delay, register your team for the Rockford RAMP wheel-a-thon and start raising ...read more

RAMP Receives Support from DeKalb County Community Foundation

One year ago, RAMP was forced to vacate our office space and found a great opportunity to move into a new location, the first floor of 115 N.First Streetin DeKalb, but we had about two months to make the needed renovations - including the addition of a fully accessible bathroom. ...read more

Fibromyalgia Support Group’s First Meeting

– Interested in learning more about Fibromyalgia? Billy Meyers in conjunction with RAMP invites anyone including health professionals, care takers, family, or individuals with Fibromyalgia to join the Fibromyalgia Support Group. The support group will meet on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 6:30pm at New Horizons Counseling, 34 N. Whistler in ...read more

Show us How You Roll at the Boone County RAMP Wheel-A-Thon

On Saturday, April 30th we want you to show us how you roll at the 6th Annual Boone County Wheel-A-Thon whether it’s walking, skating, wheeling, scooting, running, strolling or biking. This is a fun, family friendly event so don't delay, register your team for the Boone County RAMP wheel-a-thon and ...read more

People First Language

At RAMP there are certain things that make us cringe. Hearing someone say a person is “wheelchair bound” or calling people with disabilities “the disabled” or “handicapped”. We like to focus on a person’s abilities, not their disabilities. While we are busy educating youth in the communities we serve, we ...read more

Special Education and the Law Presentation by RAMP

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 – RAMP www.rampcil.org and the Parent Mentor Project with Freeport School District 145, will host a Special Education and the Law presentation given by Andrew T. Craycraft, Attorney at the Law Offices of Shriver, O’Neill & Thompson. Andrew is a general practice attorney who works with ...read more

RAMP Makes Sound Decision During Tough Economic Times

RAMP’s Finance Committee and Board of Directors has made the decision to pay off the loan for the Stephenson County RAMP building in full by using a very generous gift RAMP received from the Eunice W. Stromberg Estate in 2010. A majority of the loan amount will be paid by ...read more

RAMP to Honor Founder, Kendal Kerns

Kendal “Ken” S. Kerns, founder and first Executive Director of RAMP, passed away on Thursday, December 30, at the age of 60. Ken was a leader in the Illinois disability community and will be sorely missed. RAMP will be honoring Ken’s life with an Open House at their Winnebago County ...read more

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