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Sensational Fun Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Autism, Disabilities, Health

Mission: Our mission is to Empower Divers Abilities through Diverse Play. We provide a calm, therapeutic, and understanding play environment where children with special needs can be themselves.

Results: Our center has been open since June 2016. We have been fortunate enough to provide a play center for hundreds of special needs families. We also offer events and programs to our families such as a once a month Parent's Night Out, social groups, music and dance groups, and sensory groups.

Target demographics: provide recreational and therapeutic play to our special needs community

Geographic areas served: Orchard Park, NY

Programs: music, dance, occupational therapy groups, speech therapy groups, gross motor play, imaginative play, and sensory play.

Community Stories

16 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a great center! The different areas expertly cater to children's sensory needs, whether it be tactile stimulation, gross motor play, or emotional decompression. I highly recommend checking out this awesome organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the pleasure of volunteering at Sensational Fun this summer, organizing spaces and cleaning out the old to make way for the new things Jen and her team have in store. The space and activities provide such an amazing experience for kids with disabilities, I can’t say enough about the good Sensational Fun is doing!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Jen and Cheryl are always so patient with our kids! They are excited to see us and know them by name. We are so lucky to know them and to have them open this great organization in our community!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I'm lucky enough to teach martial arts at Sensational Fun. It is a place that believes in the unlimited potential of all people. It is a place for learning and growth and lots of fun.

1 Chelsea K.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at Sensational Fun since they first opened and there is nothing better than watching all these kids absolutely THRIVE in the amazing environment that this place entails. Highly recommend!!

1 Melissa W.4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I don’t even know where to start about how great sensational fun is. We started coming here in feb and we felt so welcome . All my daughter wanted was to make friends and develop more. she was 3 years old when we started coming there now she has a great group of friends that she talks about all the time and loves coming there to see. We do a lot of drop off classes/groups and it’s amazing for the kids that they get to learn new stuff and just have a great time. We were apart of there soccer sessions and our daughter learned so much and they also have a karate class that is so helpful for the kids to learn there strengths and control.

1 Erin M.8

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have a 5year old ASD ADHD son who absolutely loves going to Sensational Fun!!! It's our go to place any day of the week when the kids just need to go play. My boys love the "big ball pit". Jenn, Cheryl and Kelly are amazing!! Every time we go there we feel like we are at home.
I see Sensational Fun as a huge blessing for my family, we have met other amazing families and our children are loved by the staff.

1 Celeste Ernest DiStefano G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great organization meet the needs of everybody who goes their staff is extremely friendly and caring

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Sensational fun is truly a blessing. My son is 5 and has autism so sometimes going to new places can be hard and overwhelming for him, but sensational fun we never have to worry about anything! He can be himself and have a great time and get all the sensory input he craves in a fun filled, safe environment! The staff are the most caring individuals I’ve ever met who go above and beyond for the kiddos! They have so many different activities to do you could never get bored! We love spending hours here getting our energy out! We have a membership and are so glad we decided to get it because the kids and I all love going there it’s like a big family we are so grateful for sensational fun!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Sensational Fun is an amazing place where kids with all abilities can go to play, learn, and grow. The owners Jen and Cheryl really put a lot of time and effort into developing programs, camps, drop offs and engaging activities for open play. As a special education teacher and a mom myself I see the positive affect that Sensational Fun has on children and their families. Families are always greeted with a warm welcome and smile. You really feel as though you are part of a family there. This is a place where kids can go and be themselves and families can connect and support each other. We are so lucky to have such a place in our community!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Sensational Fun is a wonderful place for children especially those that have special needs. My son has been going to and attending various activities at this wonderful place. The staff is awesome and treats my son like one of their own. He has even made some friends here that he always looks forward to seeing. Not only is this place a great place for him but it is also a wonderful outlet for myself as his caregiver. I have met many parents that share the same struggles as I do. We share advise and learn from each other. Hands down we love this place and would recommend it to any one.

1 Jean Kersten S.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This amazing place breathes calmness, love and encouragement. As soon as you enter, you feel a sense of peace. Kids (and adults) enjoy experiencing play through a variety of mediums. The ball pit, play room, and large variety of Sensory toys are a hit! I'm both a mother and an occupational therapist.. Sensational Fun has helped to us to build valuable and meaningful relationships. Jen (the owner) is beyond amazing!! My family and I always look forward to our Sensational Days!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a local music therapist practicing all over western New York and have been coming to sensational fun for over 2 years. It is a seriously special place. Jen and Cheryl and their team consistently go above and beyond to provide some of the most unique programming I have ever seen. It is simply a wonderful place to be. Even when chaos ensues, there is an amazing feeling of peace and serenity ever present at sensational fun.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Sensational Fun has given my son so many rewarding experiences! Internship opportunities, sports, socialization, the list goes on! Miss Jen and Miss Cheryl are constantly developing programs and activities that are perfectly suited to the wide range of kiddoes they serve. It is an amzaing place!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Sensational Fun Inc. is a safe haven where I can bring my kids and have them all treated with kindness and respect. The facility has some great sensory equipment, lots of activities to do with a friend or by yourself. A great quiet room where the kids can go to get away from the activity and spend some time with the dim lights and soothing music to calm their bodies when need. They also run camps, special activities, like Music Class and Martial Arts where every child gets a chance to participate. They even offer drop off days to give parents like me a break! Even my typical kids can join their brother there whenever they want! The owners and staff are amazing and really care about all the people that walk in their doors. We’d be lost without Sensational Fun Inc. and hope to see it continue to thrive and grow for years to come!

1 Rachael O'Donnell B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Sensational Fun has been our home away from home. It's a place where my kids can all feel safe, and I can be at ease knowing that they're in an environment that is safe for them to be themselves without judgment. It's a place where their imaginations can soar and both their fine and gross motor muscles can grow. It's a place of learning on so many different levels academically and socially.

We are so thankful for the staff at Sensational Fun for loving our children and supporting them in their endeavors. Thank you, Sensational Fun!