May 7, 2019



United Rehabilitation Services Receives 3-Year CARF International Accreditation for a 12th Consecutive Time


(Dayton, OH)— The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International announced today that United Rehabilitation Services of Greater Dayton (URS) was awarded a full Three-Year Accreditation for the agency’s commitment to a wide-array of programs that support children, adults and seniors with disabilities in the greater Dayton region.  “URS has gained the highest level of accreditation for rehabilitation programs for maintaining internationally-recognized service standards and best practices,” said Dennis Grant, Executive Director of URS. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors, during a three-day on-site visit, its commitment to offering programs and services that are of the highest quality and are accountable for measurable outcomes.


For the 12th consecutive time, URS has demonstrated substantial conformance to CARF standards achieving full compliance with 99.7% of the 1614 required.  Of particular note was the comment made by Curtis Bass, Lead Administrative Surveyor, that “in the many surveys of agencies all around the country, this is the first one where I had no recommendations”.


For 63 years, United Rehabilitation Services (URS) has provided a comprehensive continuum of services to meet the needs of children, adults and seniors with developmental and acquired disabilities throughout the Greater Dayton Region. URS was originally founded in 1956 as the Dayton Chapter of United Cerebral Palsy and annually serves nearly 1,500 infants, children, adults and seniors with a variety of developmental and acquired disabilities.


CARF is a local independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF website at