The Sensations are a group of individuals who share the same dream--to entertain and inspire.
“They are wonderful people with a variety of talents,” said Rachel Breslin, Day Treatment Activities Supervisor. “Some of the members are musicians, singers, impersonators and dancers.”
The group, which consists of 45 individuals with disabilities from UCP of Long Island and Mill Neck Services, have performed at various events in the community.
“Performing builds their self-confidence and increases their inner strength,” said Breslin. "It also increases their socialization skills as well as fulfills their dreams of becoming entertainers."
"It makes me feel great to be a part of this group because I love music and entertaining in front of an audience gets me excited," said Michelle, a member of The Sensations.
In addition to performing, the group learns how to increase their communication skills by using sign language, facial expressions and body gestures. They also explore proper breathing techniques, the benefits of movement and the importance of being healthy.
"It's hard for me to move my body, but I've learned different ways to take care of myself and stay healthy while being a member of the Sensations," Michelle said.
The Sensations are preparing for a special performance at Long Island Developmental Disabilities Service Office's (LIDDSO) Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on January 26th.
"The individuals absolutely love what they do and even though they have obstacles, they still strive to live life without limits," said Breslin.