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DKPL: Virtual Informational Session with RAMP

December 3, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Free

There are 54 million Americans living with a disability. That’s nearly 1 in 5. However, it is not only people with disabilities who are concerned about disability related issues. Over 29% of families in the United States have one or more members with a disability.

Established in 1980, RAMP is a non-profit, non-residential Center for Independent Living (CIL) that emulates the Independent Living Philosophy with a mission that promotes an accessible society that allows and expects full participation by people with disabilities. RAMP is a passionate partner for people with disabilities desiring to live a useful and rewarding life. They empower people with disabilities to realize there are no limits to what they can do. They accomplish this by assisting them to live independently, make changes in their own lives, seek peer support, obtain resources and remove barriers that threaten their dreams of independence. RAMP advocates the implementation of current laws, promotion of needed legislation and improvement of existing systems for persons with disabilities while working to diminish negative attitudes that threaten to impede equal access.

Join us for a virtual information session to learn about the services that RAMP provides. We will cover our Fast Track program that lays the foundation for high school students with disabilities to reach their full potential. We will also discuss Project SEARCH, a unique, business led, one-year school to work transition program that takes place entirely in the workplace.

Please register for this event at dkpl.org. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number to call into the Zoom meeting, and a password to the meeting. Join the Zoom meeting 5 minutes prior to the program, especially if you haven’t used Zoom before.

For additional information or help with registration, please contact Samantha at samanthah@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 1701.

Details

Date:
December 3, 2020
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
http://dkpl.org/event/virtual-informational-session-with-ramp/

Venue

Virtual

Organizer

DeKalb Public Library
Email:
samanthah@dkpl.org
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