(High School)

T’NT is a curriculum designed by a center for independent living, in which employees with disabilities are the majority. This measurable objectives-based curriculum is designed to help young adults (ages 16–22) with high incidence disabilities advocate for themselves, explore educational opportunities, gain employment, and live independently in the community. The curriculum actively engages students in a variety of topics including: post-secondary options, job preparation and training, soft skill development, housing, insurance, financial literacy, and mental health.

The T’NT program consists of 14 lessons designed to be taught during a 45- to 50-minute instructional period. Each lesson engages students in active, multimodal learning through the use of a variety of instructional methods, including multimedia presentations, online inventories, hands-on activities, class discussions, 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 1Introduction to T’NT
Session 2
Post-Secondary Options
Session 3
Careers Exploration
Session 4Job Search & Applications
Session 5Resume Writing
Session 6Interview Preparation
Session 7Mock Interviews
Session 8Employment Behavior
Session 9
Banking Basics
Session 10
Budgets & Credit
Session 11Practice for the Real World
Session 12Housing & Insurance
Session 13Mental Health
Session 14Conflict Resolution & Self-Advocacy

Requirements Met

T’NT is uniquely designed to meet the needs and fulfill the state and/or federal requirements of a variety of audiences.

Public School Districts: T’NT helps public schools ensure they are successfully meeting both Indicator 13 and Transition Plan requirements as set forth in the IDEA 2004.
Centers for Independent Living (CILs): T’NT helps CILs ensure they are meeting the Transition Core requirements.


  • 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


Discount pricing only available with the purchase of a Curriculum Bundle within the last year. Please email anichols@rampcil.org or call 815-968-7467 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