As it implemented a restraint free approach, Ukeru® quickly learned that traditional blocking materials were not effective—while some didn’t offer adequate protection, others were physically or visually jarring to clients.

The CEO’s response to this challenge? If the tools don’t exist, let’s build them ourselves. With the same innovative spirit that has driven the organization since its inception, Ukeru developed custom-made, soft, cushioned blocking tools that keep both professionals and those in their care safe and comfortable. All of our equipment is patented and more information can be found here. 

Please note: an active Ukeru certification is required in order to purchase equipment.

Pictured: Allison Hoffmaster, Ukeru Learning Engineer

Now it’s hard to walk 20 feet without seeing Ukeru materials anywhere. It’s part of classrooms, hallways, homes, and even outside.

Jonathan Zinniel, Director of Staff Development, Chileda