United Services News

Choose a name for our service dog!

It is time to name the puppy! We collected more than 100 suggested names from our supporters on Facebook. We narrowed them down to five finalists. Now we need your help to select the final name! Please follow the link below to choose one of five options in our Facebook poll. The one with the … Continued

Vet and groomer surprise children’s center with puppy love

Therapy dog will assist children with disabilities   Two O’Fallon businesses are giving a furry chocolate Valentine to a children’s therapy center. A chocolate Labrador retriever will soon be scurrying through the halls of United Services for Children, a nonprofit pediatric therapy and early intervention center in St. Peters. The therapy dog, to be named … Continued


Knights of Columbus supports United Services

Thank you to St. Peters Knights of Columbus #1587 for donating $426 from their 2017 Tootsie Roll Drive to United Services! Diane Wolferding accepted the check from Knights of Columbus member Dave Wiechens.  


United Services recognized for 40 years of service

St. Charles County Workforce and Business Development honored United Services for Children Dec. 6 for their tireless efforts over more than 40 years to serve children with disabilities and their families in #StCharlesCounty – as well as for beginning to launch their new vision to create the Midwest Children’s Museum at the Meadows at Lake … Continued


Employees Community Fund of Boeing grant supports children with autism

The Employees Community Fund of Boeing has awarded United Services for Children $4,756 to finance training and technology that will help children with autism learn to better communicate with family and teachers. The grant will allow United Services for Children to purchase “bug in the ear” technology for Pivotal Response Training (PRT). PRT is an … Continued


NAP Tax Credits

An easy, low-cost way to transform children’s lives   Charitable tax credits allow individuals and businesses to maximize their gifts to United Services for Children at very little out-of-pocket cost, allowing us to help children of all abilities reach their full potential. In addition to your regular deductions for charitable gifts, eligible donors will receive … Continued


A child’s view of sensory processing

If you have ever had any trouble understanding sensory processing disorders, watch this 5-minute video of a young boy explaining it from his perspective. Although sensory processing disorder is not a diagnosis identified in the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual), some physicians are recognizing the disorder. One of the main issues impacted is insurance coverage. … Continued


Coffee, donuts and parenting

United Services for Children is launching a series of informal talks to share helpful information on parenting, literacy, developmental disabilities and other child-focused topics. We’re calling the series “Today’s Topic.” Join our expert staff for donuts, coffee and discussion in the conference room of United Services, 4140 Old Mill Parkway in St. Peters, 63376. The … Continued


SIBSHOPS peer support groups enrolling now

United Services for Children is beginning a new session of its SIBSHOPS program. SIBSHOPS is a workshop for children ages 6 to 12 years who are brothers or sisters of children with special needs. SIBSHOPS gives siblings a better understanding of their families. In the workshop, they will find friends who will listen. They will … Continued