Disability Network’s annual RAMP-A-THON kicks off at our ADA celebration on July 23. RAMP-A-THON raises money to provide ramps for people with mobility disabilities in our service area. Ramps allow everyone equal opportunity to be part of their community.

This year, our Ramp Up program needs your financial support more than ever. Due to the rising cost of lumber and other building materials, the average cost of a ramp has increased nearly 70%. Please help us create “Accessibility for All” with your RAMP-A-THON donation.

Make a RAMP-A-THON donation of $5 or more on or before July 23 to receive a RAMP-A-THON T-shirt!

Make a donation online using the Donate button to the right on this page or drop a check in the mail to: RAMP-A-THON / Disability Network, 517 E. Crosstown Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Telling Our Stories

At Disability Network Southwest Michigan, we are helping people with disabilities achieve increased independence in a more inclusive community. Below are some of the stories of people we have worked with to help them reach their independent living goals.

Just four steps between trapped and independence

For years, Bonnie worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant – caring for people who were healing after an illness or injury. Bonnie loved helping others but, eventually, arthritis in her knees forced her to quit working and start using a walker for mobility. At the time, Bonnie was able to navigate...
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One Ramp benefits the whole family

Jared’s dad, Allen, contacted our Ramp Up Coordinator to inquire about a ramp for their home. Jared has cerebral palsy which affects his mobility. The family uses a wheelchair or stroller to get Jared out of their home, but without a ramp it was very difficult and dangerous. Over time,...
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Ramps keep people living independently at home

Ted has Friedreich’s ataxia, an autosomal-recessive genetic disease which causes difficulty walking. As Ted’s disability progressed, he was falling more frequently – he knew that he had to make a change in his mobility device from a walker to an electric scooter to not only ensure his safety but to...
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