Presidents with Disabilities

Franklin Delano Roosevelt is often thought of as the only United States President with a disability, but our nation has a distinguished line of presidents with disabilities or other special needs. Joe Biden, 1942 – (speech disorder - stuttering)46th United States...

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Mental Health Issues Affect 3 In 4 Kids With Autism

by Shaun Heasley | January 26, 2021 | Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email The vast majority of children with autism have at least one mental health condition too, new research suggests. Almost 78% of kids on the spectrum are diagnosed with some type of mental health...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Persons with disabilities are at higher risk of complications or even death due to COVID-19. As the vaccine becomes more readily available in our community, lots of people have questions. Check out these Myths vs. Facts and answers to FAQs from the Ohio Department of...

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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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URS Facility Closure – Dec 24 through Jan 3

December 23, 2020As I have said so many times before, the safety and health of the individuals we serve is our highest priority. Since March 2020, United Rehabilitation Services (URS) has taken aggressive steps to prevent the spread of the COVID-19...

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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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