Success Story

We are so thankful this holiday season for all of our families who trust us with their loved one! Thank you to Jane Weikel for allowing us to share your positive experience with our Speech Language Pathologist, Katie, with others!!   “I wanted to thank you for...

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Cruise Line Going ‘Sensory Inclusive’

Posted by DisabilityScoop by Michelle Diament | December 10, 2019   A major cruise operator is training its staff, offering up tools and taking other steps to welcome people with disabilities. Carnival Cruise Line says that all of its South Florida-based ships...

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Kohl’s Rolls Out Clothing For Kids With Special Needs

Kohl’s is introducing sensory-friendly and adaptive clothing for kids, becoming the latest retailer to offer up apparel designed to meet the needs of people with various disabilities. The department store said this month that it’s rolling out a range of adaptive...

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10 Steps to the IEP Process

by Special Needs Resource Blog The Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a federal law, part of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The IEP must be written at least annually for all children with disabilities. Below are the following steps to an IEP....

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TV Show To Profile Job Seekers With Disabilities

  A new television series chronicling the experiences of people with autism and other special needs as they search for meaningful employment is set to debut. The eight-episode docuseries “The Employables” on A&E Network will feature two individuals with...

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Target Expands Sensory-Friendly Offerings

by Shaun Heasley | April 8, 2019 With an eye toward inclusivity, Target is rolling out a new collection of sensory-friendly products featuring everything from weighted blankets to floor cushions and chairs. The offerings unveiled this month are part of Target’s...

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ISP Terms to Know

by Special Needs Resource Blog You are probably familiar with IEP's if your child or family member attend a public school here in the United States. For some people with a developmental disability, the next step may be attending a day habilitation program (like URS)...

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Disability in History: U.S. Presidents

Original Post: http://www.lincinc.org/disability-in-history-u-s-presidents/  If you think that Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the only United States president with a disability, think again. Our nation has had a distinguished line of presidents with a variety of...

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New Emojis Include People with Disabilities

by Shaun Heasley | February 6, 2019 At the urging of Apple, new emoji representing the experiences of people with disabilities are being adopted. (Emojipedia) A dozen icons depicting the experiences of people with disabilities are coming to smartphones and other...

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XBox Adaptive Controller

Technology is an amazing thing! URS was recently blessed with a grant from the Pilot Club of Dayton to help pay for an Xbox and their new adaptive controller. BRAVO Microsoft! The smiles on the faces of our clients say it all! We couldn’t be more pleased with the...

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