World Braille Day

January 4th is recognized as World Braille Day. The date celebrates the importance braille has in the lives of people who are blind or visually impaired, and serves as a reminder about the importance of access and inclusion for individuals with vision loss. You may...

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How the CARES Act Impacts Charitable Giving in 2020

When the pandemic began, the future was filled with uncertainty, but everyone at United Rehabilitation Services (URS) was determined to find a way to continue to provide crucial services that enhance the lives of children and adults with disabilities. On March 27,...

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URS Telethon – Sunday, December 6, 2020

by: Brooke Moore Posted: Dec 3, 2020 / 03:45 PM EST / Updated: Dec 5, 2020 / 06:38 PM EST   DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – In a lot of ways, three-year-old Tion is like so many other kids his age. His aunt Erica says, “He loves Sesame Street. Loves Sesame Street and Elmo.” ...

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Pandemic Helpline Launches For People With IDD, Caregivers

by Shaun Heasley | December 3, 2020 An illustration of COVID-19. (CDC) As the COVID-19 pandemic wears on, a new 24-hour support line is working to help individuals with developmental disabilities and those who care for them cope during this tough time. Known as...

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Virtual Holiday Ideas

Video conference with people in winter costumes, meeting online. Send Goodie Boxes Host a virtual party and send your co-workers, friends and family a goodie box the week before the virtual party. Some suggestions on what to include: Hot cocoa mixA mugCookies, candy,...

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Thanksgiving Meal Resources

Miami Valley Meals From 9 a.m. to noon on Nov. 25 those in need of a meal or to see a friendly face can go to the University of Dayton Arena or to the Trotwood-Madison High School. Frozen meals will be served in single or family sizes in a drive-thru style. All are...

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Spread a Little Kindness Today

World Kindness Day is Friday, November 13, 2020 This year has been tough on everyone. But, we’re all in this together! Join us in taking time to show kindness to others and to yourself on World Kindness Day. Here are some fun ideas: Box Delivery Photo by <a...

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National Epilepsy Awareness Month

Epilepsy First Aid and Facts November is Epilepsy Awareness Month! This month, take a few minutes to learn about epilepsy and what to do if someone is having a seizure. What is epilepsy? Epilepsy is another name for a seizure disorder. Seizures take on many forms,...

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Alternative Ideas for Trick-or-Treating in 2020

Do you have a little one who is excited to dress up and hunt for candy? Looking for a safer alternative to community trick or treating? Try one of these ideas! Ghost Hunt - Plan a “ghost hunt” in your home! Using white tissue paper or tissues, gather the paper around...

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URS’ Star Laundry Employee – NDEAM

Kristen started at URS in 2016 in the Adult Day Care Program. This program provides stimulating and socially-engaging programs in an environment where adults and seniors with disabilities can socialize and instill a sense of purpose in their lives. In 2017, Kristen...

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