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A laptop sits with RAMP’s homepage open. RAMP is a center for independent living for people with disabilities. (Gabby Crabtree | Northern Star)

RAMP offers assistance to people with disabilities

By Kayla Martin, News Reporter | April 1, 2024

DeKALB – Individuals with disabilities are provided services to develop personal and professional skills at RAMP.  RAMP’s DeKalb location is at 115 N. First St.  RAMP Center for Independent Living helps individuals with disabilities find jobs,...

The Center for Black Studies, 621 W. Lincoln Highway.

Center for Black Studies, RAMP to host presentation

By Eddie Drinkwine | September 15, 2022

DeKALB — The NIU Center for Black Studies and RAMP will host a presentation from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday in the Regency Room at the Holmes Student Center, 340 Carroll Avenue. The presentation, Intersectionality of Disability and Race. will feature...

RAMP to host Special Education Training 101

RAMP to host Special Education Training 101

By Kierra Frazier | October 18, 2019

RAMP Center for Independent Living is hosting Special Education Training at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday to give parents with disabled children information on the special education services. The event will be held at the RAMP Center for Independent Living DeKalb...

SA rally speakers to include state representatives, nonprofits

SA rally speakers to include state representatives, nonprofits

By Northern Star staff | October 28, 2015

A Student Association rally set to take place Thursday will include speakers who have intimate knowledge of and are stakeholders in the Illinois budget impasse.State Reps. Bob Pritchard (R-Hinckley) and Ken Dunkin (D-Chicago), Faculty Senate President...

Firm offers free legal advice to people with disabilities

By Eric Beesley | February 14, 2011

DeKALB | People with disabilities sometimes seek legal advice that they can’t afford which leaves them in a tight spot. Attorney Gary Reese of Reese & Reese Law Firm will be offering free legal advice to RAMP consumers and other people with disabilities....

RAMP receives CVS grant to help teens with disabilities transition

By Melissa Mastrogiovanni | February 2, 2011

RAMP, 115 N. First St., will be able to expand its Teens N' Transition program because of a $1,500 CVS Caremark Community Grant. "CVS Caremark Community Grants are an effective way for us to contribute to the success of communities where we do business,"...

A pack of wheelers  parade around downtown DeKalb Saturday morning raising money to help support RAMPs services and helps raise disability awareness in the community.

RAMP Wheel-A-Thon Rolls into the community

By Taylor Thanos | September 19, 2010

The weather did not stop the RAMP organization's 10th annual Wheel-A-Thon Saturday from rolling onward. With plenty of help from the community and volunteers, the Wheel-A-Thon was able to raise over $11,000 in donations and sponsorship support. "With...

10th annual Wheel-A-Thon to be held this Saturday

By Taylor Thanos | September 15, 2010

DeKalb will host the 10th annual Wheel-A-Thon Saturday to raise funds and awareness for RAMP's services. Registration begins at 10 a.m. at the Frank Van Buer Plaza near the DeKalb RAMP office. There are no fees to register. Proceeds from the Wheel-A-Thon...