News from United Rehabilitation Services


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 […]

Kroger & Caroline’s Cart

Kroger & Caroline’s Cart Helps Individuals with Special Needs go Grocery Shopping STORY BY: FRIENDSHIPCIRCLE.ORG For parents of children with special needs a simple trip to the grocery store can be a challenge. Stop into any grocery store in America and you will see a large percentage of people shopping with their children. Kroger and […]

Winners Announced for the Rubber Duck Regatta

United Rehabilitation Services’ (URS) announced the winner’s of the 13th Annual Rubber Duck Regatta, presented by Synchrony Financial.  The winners are:   Bob & Sarah Depouw – 7-Bedroom Norris Lake Houseboat Rentals Vacation Gregory Simpson – $1,000 Kroger Gift Card David & Carmala Coble – $1,000 Watson Gift Card Byron Curry – 2 Round Trip […]

Thanks Jersey Mike’s Subs!

A special thanks to Jersey Mike’s Subs for choosing URS for the Month of Giving at their 3 local stores and raising over $11,600 for local kids & adults with disabilities!