WELCOME TO RAMP

Inclusion and Accessibility for all

Accessibility is Beautiful 

Click the picture to hear why accessibility and inclusion is so important!!

What a Beautiful day to Celebrate Accessibility!!


Thank you so much for everyone that made this event possible. Changing perspective and opening up your business only increases your bottom line.

Thank you to our speakers Senator Jack Reed Senator Sheldon Whitehouse Congressman Jim Langevin Congressman David Cicilline Secretary Stefan Pryor Anthony Santurri Howie Sneider and Billy Kepner from Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos office. Your support and commitment to this initiative is remarkable.

Thank you to our sponsors The Steel Yard Rhode Island College (RIC) Includesign Oakley Home Access Outsider Collective Bike-On.com AARP Rhode Island Rhode Island Governor's Commission on Disabilities Ocean State Center for Independent Living (OSCIL) The Coalition - Talk Radio Photos by AMR PepsiCo Alien Ice Roma Federal Hill Perspectives Corporation Spectrum Theatre Ensemble

my partner in planning Chris Dalpe

And to my board who I couldn’t pull this off without Melissa Baker Christina Battista Jennifer R Lariviere-Charbonneau Jennifer Gunnip Michael A. Matracia Diana Perkins Brian Wilk Sharon Sabatino Stager Jill Schaffer





Accessible projects 

Tina's Table

The Steel Yard is currently taking orders for 'Tina's Tables' and scheduling Spring - Summer 2022 installations. The cost to pre-order your table is $4,000. Discounts are available with orders larger than 4. Each table is custom made and available in a variety of Powder Coated colors. All labor is performed in our fully-accessible industrial arts studios in Providence. A portion of proceeds from each Table supports ongoing collaboration between the Steel Yard and RAMP real access motivates progress. For more information or to place an order email Projects at thesteelyard.org or Call 401-369-7776

  This table is not only functional, beautiful and inclusive but it creates a statement that when we all gather at the table we are all the same.    

Click the picture for more information from

The  Steel Yard

Our Goals


Elementary, Middle, High Schools

 - Assembly presentations about disability, bullying & life curve balls 

- Book readings, discussions and Q & A

- Disability sensitivity

 

Business

- Accessibility assessments - how to make your business accessible and disability friendly in an affordable way.

- Access 101: Accessibility Design Standards for a Small Business

- Hiring People with Disabilities

- Disability Sensitivity Training   

- Untapped: How to Market to People with Disabilities

- Create YouTube videos to promote accessible businesses on our channel

 College and Specialty Schools

- Presentations about disability types and interactions

- Disability Sensitivity Training 

- Advocacy in college and the future workplace for individuals with a disability 

 

Disability Community

-We connect the proper resources with the individuals in need.

-We offer support groups on many different topics and areas.

-We plan to offer financial assistance to those needing wheelchairs, generators, ramps, grab bats and more. 

We need sponsors and grants before this  can be offered

 

General

- Available for panel discussions in a wide variety of topics, inclusive event planning, and private consulting to help ensure your event is welcoming to all. 






RAMP is always open to partnering for events. We promote inclusion and would love to be part of your community. Feel free to contact us for more information, or inquiries on ways we can partner. 

 

Together we can make inclusion a REALITY!

First barrier we break is

ALL services are FREE!!

If you like what we do, we ask you make a donation to the Organization. 



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T-Shirt Store

Many styles, themes & colors to choose 


RAMP red bag initiative

Save lives and get your bags

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# of bags requesting

$4.00 

RAMP Podcasts Wednesday nights live at 7:00 pm

                  Watch episode #68

  The Fogarty Center

With guests

David Reiss, CEO

Heather Alge, COO

Kiernan ODonnell

Director of Day and Employment Services


website: www.fogartycenter.org

check out more https://drive.google.com/file/d/1E3db-tP_Hm9LfmCj8LxLmVFlnNFBhkb4/view?usp=sharing
Or https://intelligentlives.org/


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                  Watch episode #67

  


RI Small Business Coalition

With guests

Chris Parisi

President RI Small Business Coalition & owner of Trailblaze Marketing

David Dadekian

President of Eat Drink RI

Jennifer Berrio-Ortiz

Owner of Executive Cuts


Website: https://rismallbusiness.org/


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                  Watch episode #66

  

  BHS Pathway to ACTcessible Arts

Burrillville High School and The Assembly Theatre

With guests

Holly Marie Dumaine-Picard,

PMP Patrons of the Assembly Theatre Executive Chair & Theatrical Producer Assembly Theatre

Mike Sollitto ,

Ed.D. Superintendent Burrillville School Department

Christopher Pilling

Construction Management Teacher at Burrillville High School


Websites: http://cte.bsd-ri.net/construction-management/https://www.assemblytheatre.org/


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                  Watch episode #65

  

FSRI (Family Services of Rhode Island

Be Safe Program and AmeriCorps

With guests

Joyce Leven

Community Development Director Family Service of RI

Emily Lucas

Site Supervisor - AmeriCorps Family Service of RI

Cathy Saunders

Program Development Consultant Serve RI

Website: www.familyserviceri.org


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                  Watch episode #64

  Resiliency-Focused and Trauma-Informed Community with Family Services of Rhode Island and the Town of Coventry Housing Authority

With guests

Kayla David,

LMFT Healing Department Director, Family Service Rhode Island Robert Robillard,

LMHC Director, Coventry Department of Human Services and President of the RI Senior Center Directors Association    


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                  Watch episode #63

Rhode Island Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

With guests

Earnest Covington III

Executive Director for Rhode Island Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Bethany Lenk

Project Coordinator for Rhode Island Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Website: http://www.cdhh.ri.gov/


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                          Watch episode #62B

  YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS THIS SHOW!!

LITTLE WOMEN staring Shauna Brosky Emma Foxon Victoria Rose Hamilton and Emmilee Jordan

at Burrillville High School

Director by Holly Marie Dumaine-Picard

From The Assembly ACT Theatre Company


This historic theatre is going fully ADA compliant and is under construction so the high school stepped up to host the play to accommodate its incredibly talented cast of all abilities.

Great way to celebrate #InternationalDayofPersonswithDisabilities


Get your tickets for little women today for Dec 3rd, 4th or 5th https://www.eventbrite.com/.../assemblyact-little-women...

  website: https://www.assemblytheatre.org/



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  Assembly Hall Theatre ACTcess for everyone in Burrillville

With guests

Holly Marie Dumaine- Picard

Patrons of the Assembly Theatre Executive Chair & Theatrical Producer

And other volunteer guests

Make sure to plan on attending Little Women at Burrillville High School Dec 3rd @7:00pm Dec 4th @7:00 pm and Dec 5th @2:00pm

website: https://www.assemblytheatre.org/


Get your tickets herehttps://www.eventbrite.com/.../assemblyact-little-women...

  website: https://www.assemblytheatre.org/



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                          Watch episode #61

  

  LIVE facial with Five wellbeing studio & Spa

   and you can join along.

with guests

Betsy Abrams

Five Wellbeing Studio + Spa

Renee Caruso

Esthetician

Nadine Roberts-Cornish

CEO/ President The Caregiver's Guardian, LLC and 101030Campaign


If you want to join us in treating yourself bring your own skin care products to the podcast. You will need a cleanser, serum, face mask, moisturizer eye cream Along with 8 cotton rounds and a bowl of warm water.  


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                          Watch episode #60

  

RI APSE

With guests

Kiernan ODonnell
Program Director –The Fogarty Center

Kim M Einloth
Chief Operating officer, Perspectives Corporation

Rory Carmody

Director AccessPoint RI


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                          Watch episode #59

  Trauma informed virtual conference by

Ocean State Trauma Informed Care ( OSTICC)

WITH GUESTS

Wil Beaudoin

parent, musician and educator, President, OSTICC

Christine Hathaway

Secretary/Treasurer, OSTICC,Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Senior Director of Behavioral Health for Perspectives Corporation


Click here to register for Trauma conference



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                          Watch episode #58

The Better Connect Academy

With guests

Jean John Nalbantian

CEO/Founder/Creator The Better Connect Academy

Andrew Carr

President, The Better Connect Academy


Website: www.thebetterconnectacademy.com


To watch all previous podcasts go to Www.RAMPisinclusion.com

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                          Watch episode #57

The Caregiver's Guardian, LLC

with guests

Nadine Roberts-Cornish

CEO/Founder

tcgcares.com

Betsy Abrams

fivewellbeing.com


To watch all previous podcasts go to Www.RAMPisinclusion.com

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                          Watch episode #56

Alzheimer's Association Rhode Island Chapter

With guests

Annie Claunch Murphy

Program Manager, Alzheimer's Association RI Chapter

website:   https://www.alzheimersnavigator.org/


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                          Watch episode #55

House of Hope CDC

GUESTS

Laura Jaworski Razza

Executive Director

Yolanda Enos

Outreach case manager

Website: www.thehouseofhopecdc.org


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                          Watch episode #54

Ocean State Center for Independent Living (OSCIL)

With Guests

Mireille Sayaf

Executive Director

Independent Living Coordinator

Independent Living Coordinator


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                          Watch episode #51


Accessibility is Beautiful event details
With guests from The Steel Yard 

Diana Perkins
RAMP Board Secratary

Christopher Dalpe
Communications & Events Manager

Sally Turner
Development Director

thesteelyard.org
RAMPisinclusion.com


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                          Watch episode #50


 Learn all about THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM CATAMARAN


You will get a tour of the Impossible Dream Catamaran, a 58ft fully wheelchair accessible sailboat. You will hear interviews from the
cofounder Harry Horgan and Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos along with what it means to all our guests Diana Perkins Christina Battista Michael A. Matracia Jack Ringland. Hear from Captain Will and first mate Paulina Belsky about their adventures as well as how Beautiful Accessibility really is!!  


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                          Watch episode #48

 Talking to

  Our RI DELEGATION

Congressman Jim Langevin, Congressman David Cicilline,

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Senator Jack Reed

We will be discussing the 31st Anniversary of the signing of the ADA, as well as plans on their commitment to make RI more accessible and inclusive.

We will also be talking about RI FIRST ACCESSIBILITY IS BEAUTIFUL event, to register click the link: https://fb.me/e/2sEVP6Pth


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                          Watch episode #47

 Talking to

Governor Dan McKee and Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos

We are discussing the 31st Anniversary of the signing of the ADA, as well as plans on their commitment to make RI more accessible and inclusive.

We are also talking about RI FIRST ACCESSIBILITY IS BEAUTIFUL event, to register click the link: https://fb.me/e/2sEVP6Pth


To watch all previous podcasts go to Www.RAMPisinclusion.com

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Watch all our episodes on The Coalition Talk Radio YouTube

We highlight businesses, resources and important topics that need to be addressed. A new show is added every Wednesday night after the live show streamed on social media .

Affordable ADA

Ri and Federal tax Breaks

Home Modification Grant


Click application link RI Livable Home Modification Complete Application Effective Oct 2019.pdf

Highlights 

Tina Guenette Pedersen, Honored with Inaugural Christianna Carteaux Bannister Award from RI Monthly Magazine, November 2021




Be a RAMP red bag carrier

It could SAVE YOUR LIFE!

· 

·        Let your family, friends and Co-workers know you are a RAMP red bag  to give it to a medical team in case of emergency.

 

·        Keep your medical information close at hand and private.

 

·        Always keep your information updated easily and readily available. Not digital and easily accessible for emergency agencies with no technical issues.

 

·        Keep in your RAMP red bag -emergency contact, medical cards, medical information, medication, wishes in case of critical situations and more.

 

·        In case of an emergency, always look for the RAMP red bag

Being prepared is always the best practice.

 

If any Business or individual wants to sponsor bags to be directly donated, please contact us for more details. Remember: we are a 501c3 nonprofit, all donations and sponsors are tax deductible.



 💕Check out this article from Abilities Expo This truly saves lives, it saved mine and more already. ❤️If anyone or any business wants to sponsor some bags, please message me for details.

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Disability Media

YouTube Channel

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RAMP real access motivates progress 

Advocate Spotlights of 4 Amazing women

Featuring: Christina Battista, Rhode Island, Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC) Victoria Sousa, Massachusetts, Spina Bifida (SB) Tina Guenette Pedersen, Rhode Island, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) and Lina Baker Jordan, Michigan, Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Hear about their disability and how it affects their life. Nothing stops these women.

Accessible Bedroom

In this video I demonstrate how I move about my bedroom unassisted. I can get in and out of bed, do my hair and makeup and get out my clothes with the changes I made to make it fully accessible.

Accessible Bathroom

Jen takes you on a tour of her renovated accessible bathroom to help her manage her daily activities unassisted.

RAMP's Mission

We educate and advocate for accessibility and inclusion. We support all individuals with disabilities,

their families, and allies in creating safe and barrier free environment.



RAMP is a 501 (c) (3) organization. We support people with disabilities, their family and allies. 


Our Story

Founder President & CEO, Tina Guenette Pedersen, is a 4x cancer survivor, 3x Stroke survivor.  In 2014, she walked into a minor surgery and had a spinal stroke and became paralyzed. She went from a woman able to walk, to relying on using a motorized wheelchair. Her world changed so much but she fought the odds and now will overcome the obstacles.

 

As she learned to navigate the world differently, Tina’s eyes were opened to the barriers people with disabilities faced daily.  Tina was used to an active lifestyle and realized people with disabilities face many challenges when accessing the same services people without disabilities use. She realized that access and acceptance was not guaranteed and knew it could be changed by awareness, education and tangible ideas.  In 2018, Tina was named Ms. Wheelchair Rhode Island and her advocacy of inclusion for all began. In this journey she met many individuals with all types of disabilities and gathered insight and information for change. She was appointed to the Governor's Commission on Disability and voted as Vice Chairwoman and Chair of the Awareness committee as well as sits on many other committees'. It was decided an organization was needed to raise awareness of the importance of inclusion and accessibility for all.

 

RAMP was created to break down barriers and prove we are all the same, just need the proper accessibility. With the help of people with disabilities, family members and allies, RAMP works toward educating and advocating inclusion for all in schools, businesses and the community at large. Positively opening eyes and pointing out the barriers is truly changing the world, one person at a time. Tina was awarded the American Women of Service Elite Rhode Island title and was the first person of disability to compete at the National Level. She will compete this September in Maine to hopefully be the first person of disability to win a national title with this organization about women empowering women through civic and community service. She has combined her title, commission work and organization to make a huge difference in Rhode Island and beyond. RAMP with its many volunteers has positively open the eyes of many individuals, business and elected officials and now making physical changes. RAMP is recognized Nationally and works with many organizations across the country for change. Breaking barriers and making changes is what RAMP does and will continue to do until Inclusion for all is a reality.

TESTIMONIALS

This is an incredible organization providing real results to improve and enhance the lives of ALL with disabilities. Tina is committed to providing countless opportunities to all those living with disabilities and strives to make life fair and inclusive, creating equality for all.

Kay Starc
Tina is such an advocate for inclusion. She truly spends every waking moment helping others. She demonstrates a strength that not only inspires but makes positive changes for all. I can’t wait to see all the amazing things that RAMP has in store for our community and state!
Leah Marini

Tina is an advocator and educator (and more). Her insight has been so helpful and she is devoted to creating equality in her community. Tina is the epitome of what I believe is a true role model to everyone. The impact of this organization is substantial and creates necessary leaders in our communities. 

Irene Wei

I just love the fact that RAMP is about making change for those with mobility needs and other disabilities visible and invisible.

Monroe Cheryl

Donations

RAMP is a 501c3 nonprofit and 100% volunteer organization. All donations are tax deductible and will help the disability community through affordable accessibility and assistance. All donations are used directly to support accessibility, programs and initiatives. We thank you in advance for helping us make a difference in making the lives of the disability community full, enriched and inclusive today.  

Donations Welcomed and Tax Dedictable

CONTACT US

Need more information? Contact us and we will help with all of your

accessibility and inclusion needs.

Thank you to our Sponsors

Oakley Home Access is excited to partner with RAMP in our joint goal of creating more accessible housing, and businesses in the community. Oakley Home Access specializes in home modifications for Aging in Place, Fall Prevention, and Accessibility. While we have assisted a number of small businesses improve the accessibility of their building, working in partnership with RAMP will create more opportunities in the commercial sector thanks to their expansive outreach in the small business community. RAMP is a tremendous resource and advocate for how accessibility options can not only benefit customers, but also benefit business owners with increased marketability and return on investment. In that process, Oakley Home Access is proud to offer our Free Safety Assessment to all businesses which will provide them with an itemized list of modifications/recommendations to make their business more accessible to their patrons. 

Includesign

website: thelapsnap.com


  Includesign is a RI based product design firm with the goal of creating products that empower individuals with disabilities around the world. Our first product, the LapSnap, is a versatile, accessible carry-all designed with and for wheelchair users  


The Steel Yard

27 Sims Ave Providence RI 

website: thesteelyard.org

  the Steel Yard offers arts and technical training programs designed to increase opportunities for cultural and artistic expression.

The Steel Yard is an award-winning industrial arts center, a manufacturer of custom and functional public-art, a craft school and shared studio, and Providence's most unique private outdoor venue . The Steel Yard is Fully accessible and welcoming to individuals of all abilities.

Melissa Baker, Realtor Century 21,

The White Lion Group

  Melissa is a huge supporter and a dedicated sponsor of RAMP and all our efforts.
In addition to sitting on our Board of Directors, she is a successful business owner, Autism mom and advocate.
Thank you, Melissa, for all you do!