United Rehabilitation Services’ (URS) mission is to enhance the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities or other special needs. URS was originally founded in 1956 as the Dayton Chapter of United Cerebral Palsy and is now providing services everyday to more than 400 children and adults with Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, Autism, Alzheimer’s, Pervasive Developmental Disorders and many other disabilities.
Our Mission: To eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
South Community Inc. is a private not-for-profit corporation providing behavioral health, substance use and integrated care in the greater Miami Valley. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and an Equal Provider of Services. We accept Medicaid and support from the Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board and the Montgomery County Human Services Levy. We are certified by the Ohio Department of Mental health, Ohio Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services and are CARF accredited in the following areas: Outpatient Treatment (Adult, Child and Adolescent), Case Management/Service Coordination (Adult, Child and Adolescent), Partial Hospitalization (Child and Adolescent).
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our strength lies in our exclusive focus and singular influence on the worldwide effort to end T1D.
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes both children and adults suddenly. It has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. There is nothing you can do to prevent it. And, at present, there is no cure.
In T1D, your pancreas stops producing insulin—a hormone the body needs to get energy from food. This means a process your body does naturally and automatically becomes something that now requires your daily attention and manual intervention. If you have T1D, you must constantly monitor your blood-sugar level, inject or infuse insulin through a pump, and carefully balance these insulin doses with your eating and activity throughout the day and night.
However, insulin is not a cure for diabetes. Even with the most vigilant disease management, a significant portion of your day will be spent with either high or low blood-sugar levels. These fluctuations place people with T1D at risk for potentially life-threatening hypoglycemic and hyperglycemic episodes as well as devastating long-term complications such as kidney failure, heart attack, stroke, blindness and amputation. JDRF works every day to change the reality of this disease for millions of people—and to prevent anyone else from ever knowing it—by funding research, advocating for government support of research and new therapies, ensuring new therapies come to market and connecting and engaging the T1D community.