(High School)

T’NT is a curriculum designed by a center for independent living, in which employees with disabilities are the majority. The curriculum aims to prepare young adults (ages 16-22) with high incidence disabilities for employment, independent living, and post-secondary education.  The curriculum actively engages students in a variety of topics including: job training, soft skill development, mock interviews, housing, insurance, financial literacy, and community resources.
The T’NT program consists of 16 lessons designed to be taught during a 45 to 50 minute instructional period. Each lesson engages students in active, cross curricular learning through the use of a variety of instructional methods including multimedia presentations, online inventories, hands-on activities, class discussions, mock interviews, and small group work.
One of the most successful features of the T’NT program is its ability to expand a student’s horizons, expectations, and community connections by inviting local businesses and community members into the classroom to share their personal and professional knowledge with the students.

Learning Objectives

Session 1You, Me and T’NT: An Intro to All Three
Session 2
Speak Up!: Utilizing Good Communication Strategies
Session 3
Exploring Careers: What do you want to be?
Session 4What’s Next?: Searching for Opportunities
Session 5Help Wanted: Applying for Opportunities
Session 6Resumes that Wow!: Making a Great First Impression
Session 7Preparing for Your Interview: Are you ready?
Session 8Mock Interviews: Will you get the job?
Session 9Employee of the Month: How to be a Good Employee
Session 10
Finding Your Path (Part 1): Job Training
Session 11
Finding Your Path (Part 2): Trade Schools, Colleges and Universities
Session 12Making Bank: You got paid, now what?
Session 13Reality Check: Are you REALLY ready to live on your own?
Session 14The Real World: An Independent Living Simulation
Session 15The Real Answers: The Experts Answer Your Questions
Session 16Get Involved: Citizenship and Community Resources

Requirements Met

T’NT is uniquely designed to meet the needs and fulfill the state and/or federal requirements of a variety of audiences.
·       T’NT helps public schools ensure they are successfully meeting both Indicator 13 and Transition Plan requirements as set forth in the IDEA 2004.
·       T’NT helps Centers for Independent Living (CILs) ensure they are meeting the 5th Core requirements regarding transition.


  • Traditional Curriculum Bundle
  • $880
  • Includes: Teacher Manual, 10 Student Portfolios, and 1 Flash Drive*
    *includes Lesson Plans, PowerPoint Presentations, Instructor Resources and Student Handouts
    Bundle savings of $71
  • Virtual Curriculum Bundle
  • $780
  • Includes: Digital versions of workbook exercises, with shortened lessons to accommodate shortened schedules
  • Combo Curriculum Bundle
  • $1411
  • Includes: Everything from both the Traditional and Virtual Curriculum Bundles
    15% savings


Discount pricing only available with the purchase of a Curriculum Bundle within the last year. Please email akubatzke@rampcil.org or call 779-221-2354 for discount codes.

  • Student Portfolios
  • $135/
    Discount price $65
  • *Pack of 5 Student Portfolios
  • Additional Flash Drive
  • $275/
    Discount price $25
  • 1 Flash Drive featuring Lesson Plans, PowerPoint Presentations, Instructor Resources and Student Handouts.
    (Must have previously purchased or are currently purchasing a Curriculum Bundle).
  • Additional Teacher Manual
  • $550/
    Discount price $100
  • 1 Teacher Manual.
    (Must have previously purchased or are currently purchasing a Curriculum Bundle).
  • Marketing Materials
  • $100
  • Fact Sheet and Community Partner Flyer. Both are editable Publisher E-files.
    (RAMP and program logo may not be altered in any way).

“In recent weeks, I’ve heard a 4th grade girl share with a staff member that because of this program ‘I have learned how it feels to be in someone’s shoes that have a disability’.”

Sean MonahanPrincipal, Jean McNair Elementary

This curriculum is a wonderful way to introduce students to life after high school. It is clearly laid out in a professional, workable, and presentable manner. T’NT provides students with high functioning disabilities with valuable information on educational opportunities, employment information, budgets, and independent living. I would recommend this program to any school district looking to empower their students and prepare them for post-school activities.

Megan N.Teacher, Hononegah High School, Rockton, IL

Many of my students feel more comfortable sharing some of their invisible disabilities with their classmates, which I believe is directly related to the lessons taught through OnRAMP’s curriculum, iBelong as they know that all students now have a basic understanding of how to treat others.

Tracy S.4th Grade Teacher, Poplar Grove Elementary, Poplar Grove, IL

T’NT helps expose students to what life is like post high school. I especially liked the mock interviews and how it benefited the students.

Chuck S.Teacher, Guilford High School, Rockford, IL

“Meeting real people with disabilities really provides many teachable and memorable moments.”

4th Grade TeacherJean McNair Elementary

I find that the T’NT curriculum coincides very well with the textbook we use each day in our class. I also find the variety of topics, technology and community partners to be helpful in having the students grasp the concepts we are teaching.

Ryan M.Teacher, East High School, Rockford, IL

I liked T’NT. It helped by bringing in different people to talk about subjects I need to know about for my future.

Lamarion G.Student

“I think the dyslexia lesson gave students a good understanding of the struggle people with this disability go through.”

4th Grade TeacherJean McNair Elementary

The topics we have talked about are very helpful and will pay off later.

Corbin R.Student

“I liked learning more about the different conditions like ADHD and autism. It was educational and fun! And I also learned some sign language!”

Claire4th Grade Student, Jean McNair Elementary

“Having students look at their IEP accommodations and understand what they are is really helpful to them.”

Jayme BoggessTeacher, Belvidere South Middle School