News from United Rehabilitation Services


8 Ways NOT to find a Winter Coat for Your Child with Sensory Issues

Ah, winter coat season. That time of year when parents of kids with sensory processing disorder, unable to wrap their children in appropriately warming clothing, steel themselves for the icy blasts of judgment that will blow their way from teachers, other parents, and random judge-y adults. My son never had trouble wearing a winter coat, […]

The Top 20 Special Needs Resource Posts of 2016

It’s the time of year where we all like to look back at the 12 months we just survived and remember what informed us, moved us, and amused us. The following top posts of 2016 are the most-viewed of the year on the Friendship Circle blog. 1. 13 Chromosomal Disorders You May Not Have Heard […]

Autism Tracking Device Bill Clears House

Autism Tracking Device Bill Clears House by Michelle Diament | December 9, 2016 Autism Tracking Device Bill Clears House The U.S. House of Representatives approved Kevin and Avonte’s Law on its last day in session, but due to some revisions, the bill returns to the Senate. (Thinkstock) FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInPinterestEmail Legislation that would provide tracking devices and […]

WDTN-TV: Local businesses help URS achieve its mission

HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (WDTN) – It’s a busy day in the laundry facility at URS. Clients in the vocational program are cleaning blankets for the facility, but that’s just the beginning. One of the newest members of our community is also one of the newest customers for United Rehabilitation Services’ vocational program. Fuyao, the auto […]

WDTN TV: Vision and specialized training help URS meet complex needs

HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (WDTN) – Hundreds of lives are being changed right here in the Miami Valley thanks to the work of United Rehabilitation Services.The facility works with children and adults with disabilities. A big part of that mission is cutting edge therapy. Marcus Seales says it’s hard to look at pictures and remember his daughter […]

WDTN-TV: Local family gets twice the benefit from URS

HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (WDTN) – The URS Telethon is Sunday, December 3 and this is WDTN’s chance to share with you the stories of the people whose lives have been helped by your support. One local family has learned that times two. Kylie and Kensley. Two active sisters. 2-year-old Kylie has cerebral palsy. 8-month-old Kensley […]

Find the Perfect Toys with These Special Needs Gift Guides

This weekend marked the official start of shopping madness season. If you wouldn’t be caught dead within 1,000 feet of a mall this time of year, you’ll probably be doing a lot of online shopping, and scouring for those specialty items your child might enjoy. This list of online special needs gift guides is just […]

There’s an app for that!

Apps For Tracking Seizures Posted on November 16, 2016 by Special Needs Resource Blog Seizure apps are available on both iTunes and Android which journals seizure episodes. This allows people with epilepsy and parents to keep an accurate record of seizure occurrences. Most apps include the following features. Time and visually record seizures as they happen […]

Federal Government Exceeds Hiring Goal for People with Disabilities

As National Disability Employment Awareness Month comes to a close, we are happy to share a great employment story with you! Feds Exceed Disability Hiring Goal by Michelle Diament | October 28, 2016 Six years ago, President Barack Obama set an ambitious goal to ramp up hiring of people with disabilities. Now, the administration says […]

Inclusive Halloween Tips & Safety!

Accommodating Trick-or-Treaters that have a Disability If a child is blind, take the time to describe the type of candy you have in the bowl to make sure that they get to choose the type they want. Do not try to pet or distract any service dogs that are accompanying trick-or-treaters. They are working to assist […]