It is the mission of Universal Institute to provide the highest level of quality rehabilitation services to people with disabilities in an environment of hope and determination. The rehabilitation services provided will be comprehensive in approach and will aspire to maximize each individual’s functional capacity and self-worth. We put the client at the center of our universe.
About Our Story
“The only true disability is to have been so afraid of failure that we never tried.”
That was the belief of our founder, Jerry Lasso, when he started UIRehab over 25 years ago as the culmination of a dream he envisioned for people with disabilities across the world. As a paraplegic himself, Jerry’s dream was to provide an uncompromising level of intensive and innovative individualized rehabilitation in a highly charged, positive environment of rehabilitation and recovery. Jerry founded UIRehab as a place of hope — a place where the client is the center of the universe. At UIRehab, we focus on Ability and provide the resources for our clients to chase their dreams and “Never Say Never.”