United Rehabilitation Services (URS) mission is “enhancing the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities or other special needs.”


URS will be Greater Dayton’s leader in providing specialized programs that enhance the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities or other special needs. Our services will promote independence, community inclusion and support for families.


United Rehabilitation Services (URS) values are Excellence, Customer Focus, Integrity & Continuous Improvement

Watch this video to learn more about United Rehabilitation Services (URS) and the services we provide to local children and adults with disabilities.

History of United Rehabilitation Services

Marge and Jim Bristow embarked on a journey to find treatment options to help their daughter, Mary Carol, who was born with Cerebral Palsy in 1946.  They created a strong network of parents who faced the same challenges and were dedicated to advocating for their children. The Bristow’s were instrumental in founding the Dayton Chapter of United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) in 1956 and laid the foundation for what is now United Rehabilitation Services of Greater Dayton (URS).  Today, more than six decades later, Mary Carol still attends the Adult Services Program at URS.

For more than 60 years, URS has remained true to its mission and has grown from humble beginnings of serving a handful of families in a small house on Valley Street to thousands of individuals with developmental and acquired disabilities annually.  URS has established a continuum of care with full-day structured programs, offering a variety of goal-centered activities for every stage of life, from infancy through the senior years. We are intent upon addressing the needs and desires of the people we serve and their families. We follow a person-centered approach in all that we do and focus on what is important to, and for, each individual.

Marge Bristow, URS Founder, and her daughter Mary Carol

Reports and Forms

Annual Reports

To request a hardcopy of our current Annual Report, please click here or call our Development Office at 853-5464.

To download our Annual Report, please click the links below:

Annual Report 2022

Annual Report 2021

Annual Report 2020

Annual Report 2019

Annual Report 2018

Annual Report 2017

Annual Report 2016



2022 Form 990
Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax

Annual Outcomes Summary

2018-2020 Strategic Plan

Privacy Policy

Gift Acceptance Policy

And Justice for All Statement

Code of Ethics

Cultural Competency & Diversity Plan

Client Rights

Accreditations and Awards

CARF accreditation logo

Accredited by CARF

URS is accredited by CARF International (Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities). Download a copy of our accreditation here.

Five Star Rated Center in Step Up to Quality

United Rehabilitation Services is proud to be a Star Rated Center in the Step Up to Quality Program which means that our program has:

  • 5 star rated step up to quality logo

    Lower group size in the infant room for birth to 12 months olds; lower ratios in the preschool and schoolage classrooms.

  • The administrator, all lead teachers and assistant teachers complete 20 hours of specialized training every two years.
  • Provides annual performance evaluations, professional development planning and at least two benefits
  • Birth through 5 years use the Early Learning and Development Standards, Kindergarten through age 17 use the Ohio Common Corp Standards

Licensed by Ohio Department of Job & Family Services

BBB Accredited CharityAccredited by the Better Business Bureau

URS is accredited by the Better Business Bureau, adhering to the most rigorous “Charitable Giving Standards”. To view our BBB Reliability Report click here.

Certified by Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DoDD)

GetUp Montgomery County Healthy Child Care Award

Only 14 centers out of 42 in the Miami Valley received the award for exceeding standards in the areas of nutrition, physical activity, and screen time in childcare environments.

2024 Board of Directors

Chief Executive Officer
Dennis G. Grant, United Rehabilitation Services

Dr. h.c. Niels Winther, Think Patented

Vice Chairman
Kim Estess, O’Diam & Estess Law Group, Inc.

Max Kraus, Clark, Schaefer & Hackett

Dr. Ratna Palakodeti, Miami Valley Hospital

Immediate Past Chair
Edward Blake, Culmen Real Estate Services 

Emeritus Member
Charles Berry, The Charles D Berry Foundation


Gary Auman, Auman, Mahan & Furry

Steve Baldwin, Baldwin Brand Strategy

Brian Heitkamp, OnMain

Dr. Edel Jesse, University of Dayton

Charles Kidwell, Dayton Childrens Hospital

Dr. James Lehner, Orthopedic Center for Spinal and Pediatric Care (Dayton Childrens Hospital)

Amy Lei, Fuyao Glass America

Mary Rieck, Rieck Services

Todd Rodden, Aspire ActionCOACH

Ann Shaw, James Investment Research

Steve Skerl, CareSource

Aaron “AJ” Spencer, Montgomery County

Beth Whelley, Fahlgren Mortine



Mary Rita Weissman, The Weissman Group



  • Vitangeli Dental donating a big check to the preschool roomOhio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DoDD), Medicaid Waivers including Individual Options (IO), Level I and Ohio Home Care Waivers
  • Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (Title XX) Childcare
  • Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disability Services
  • Miami Valley Child Development Centers, Head Start and Early Head Start Programs
  • Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD)
  • Private Health insurance and Managed Care Organizations
  • Corporate and Private foundations and Individual donations
  • Wright-Patterson AFB Exceptional Family Member Program
  • Preschool Promise
  • Samaritan Behavioral Health
  • 4C for Children