To advance the independence, productivity, and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.
Join Us for A Night In Monte Carlo
Join us for a very special evening including live music, casino games, chic fashion and tantalizing food at a beautiful location. UCP of Long Island presents A Night in Monte Carlo: Celebrating Art, Music and Fashion on Thursday, April 27th at Larkfield in East Northport, NY.
Proceeds from the event will support UCP of Long Island programs and services to help create Life Without Limits for people with disabilities.
For more information about the event or sponsorship opportunities, contact the Office of Development at 631-232-0015 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commack Middle School Students Perform at
The Children’s Center
Thirty two members of Commack Middle School’s Tri-M Music Honor Society recently performed at The Children’s Center at UCP of Long Island.
Students from the Center enjoyed a morning of classical Disney songs and contemporary tunes.
Commack student Samantha Regenbogen played the ukulele as she sang “Party in the USA” to the delight of the audience. “It feels really good knowing that I put a smile on the children’s faces and made their day,” she said.
Music has a number of benefits for children with developmental disabilities. It encourages social interaction, enhances non-verbal communication skills such as eye contact and improves sensory regulation.
“It’s wonderful that Commack Middle School students had an opportunity to share their gifts and bring joy to the students,” said Principal Sherri Glazer.
Employee Spotlight: Earlie Dalling
Earlie Dalling, a Residential Manager at UCP of Long Island’s Barton Residence, is dedicated to helping the people she serves live Life Without Limits.
Dalling, a UCP employee of 16 years, assists residents with daily living skills, such as scheduling appointments, food shopping and budgeting. She also helps participants set personal goals and ensures they receive support from their families and UCP staff.
Dalling always had a passion for helping others. “What I do is very rewarding,” she said. “I enjoy helping individuals overcome obstacles and gain confidence.”
Amethyst Wilson, Residential Program Supervisor, said that Dalling truly cares about the residents and her staff. “She knows her individuals and tends to their specific needs,” said Wilson. “She truly makes the house feel like a home and makes sure that everyone feels loved.”
Dalling said that her job gives her great satisfaction. “I enjoy being a consistent source of support to the individuals,” she said. “It makes me really happy when they feel good about themselves and life in general."
UCP of Long Island is proud of our excellent staff, like Earlie Dalling, who goes above and beyond for the individuals we serve.