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UCP of Long Island to Honor Steve Louro at Life Without Limits Gala
United Cerebral Palsy Association of Long Island will host its Life Without Limits Gala on October 28, 2016 at Flowerfield in St. James, NY. This year’s event will honor Steve Louro, CEO and Founder of Professional Group Plans.
Steve Louro has had a longstanding relationship with UCP of Long Island. He has been involved in the agency’s special events including the Golf Classic, Scramble and Life Without Limits Gala. He has also sponsored The Children’s Center‘s Breakfast With Santa event for many years.
“We are delighted to be honoring this impressive individual at the Life Without Limits Gala,” said Stephen H. Friedman, President and CEO of UCP of Long Island. “Steve is deserving of this honor because he is dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities live a life without limits.”
For more information on tickets and sponsorships click here or contact the Office of Devlopment at 631-232-0015.
The Children’s Center at UCP of Long Island Reveals Multi-Sensory Room for Children with Disabilities
The Children’s Center at UCP of Long Island celebrated the grand opening of its Snoezelen Room at the school on October 11th. The room was funded through a grant from the CME Group Community Foundation.
“The new multi-sensory room is now available for our students to use and will impact their lives in so many ways,” said Principal Sherri Glazer. “It will aid in their learning, development, sensory needs and attention, not to mention communication. We are thrilled to have this very unique sensory room in our building.”
First developed in the 1970s in the Netherlands, a sensory room offers both stimulation and relaxation for children and adults with disabilities by using lighting effects, tactile surfaces and sounds to excite the senses.
“We are so thankful that the CME Group Community Foundation has provided our students with this wonderful room,” Glazer said.
The CME Group Community Foundation provides charitable grants focused on meeting the needs of global communities. The Foundation seeks to provide particular support to three areas of concern: children in need, education, health and human services. The foundation selected The Children’s Center through a grant application and has supported UCP of Long Island since 2011