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The Rockin’ Resource Fair Vendors!

We’re gearing up for the Rockin’ Resource fair this Sunday, July 16th! As promised, the fair will be a chance for you to get connected with amazing special needs and autism resources from all over Southern California. Our vendors come from a variety of fields providing you with every type of resource you could need. My Brother Rocks the Spectrum Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps families receive the funding they need to participate in social skills, classes, private therapies and occupational therapy with specialized, sensory swings and equipment. ACT Today! fills a necessary gap by providing assistance for children with autism spectrum disorder who are unable to access early and intense therapies due to financial constraints. The oldest and largest grassroots organization within the autism community, The Autism Society of America has been improving the lives of all affected by autism for more than 50 years through advocacy, education, information and referral, and support. The world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual …

7 Reasons Why Our Resource Fair Will Rock!

At We Rock the Spectrum, our mission is to provide a safe, nurturing, and fun environment for ALL children. From our sensory kids’ gym to our community events for families, we are constantly challenging ourselves to provide more for our communities. That’s why we are so excited for our first annual Rockin’ Resource Fair on July 16th! This will be a free event for all, but one specifically aimed at providing resources for children with autism and special needs. The fair will be an amazing opportunity to unite our community and connect everyone with the best special needs and autism resources in the area. In true We Rock the Spectrum fashion, it will also be a day full of sensory-safe fun for parents and kids! The goal of the Rockin’ Resource Fair is to promote the continued welfare of children with disabilities. With that in mind, we have teamed up with different special-needs-related businesses and non-profits that help provide much-needed resources to the communities they …

We Rock the Spectrum – Edwardsville Grand Opening

We Rock the Spectrum has just settled into a new town! The franchise welcomed its newest gym in Edwardsville this last Saturday, June 24th, 2017. The newest owners to the group Jennifer and Mike Range are parents to four wonderful kids: James, Scott, Joseph and Brigid. All have grown up being very athletic even Scott, who was diagnosed with autism just before his third birthday. As soon as Jennifer read about the great things that We Rock the Spectrum was doing for ALL kids, she knew that she had to become a part of this organization. Jennifer and her family feel it is a perfect way to offer a much needed service in their community in addition to giving help, guidance and support to families who are affected by autism. Needless to say, they are beyond excited to start their journey with We Rock the Spectrum! Saturday was all about fun and games in celebration of this grand opening! Not only was the gym packed …

We Rock the Spectrum – Las Vegas Grand Opening

We Rock the Spectrum welcomed its first gym in Nevada with the grand opening of We Rock the Spectrum – Las Vegas on June 17th, 2017. Samantha and Travis Wolf-Dillingham are the proud new owners of the sensory gym in Las Vegas. Having been a teacher at the Clark County School District for 18 years, Samantha’s world revolves around kids. In 2016, her and Travis’ son, Gage, was diagnosed with ASD (autism spectrum disorder).  Although Samantha had worked with numerous students on the spectrum, being a parent was another journey. Travis and Samantha took Gage to parks and indoor playgrounds only to come home feeling frustrated and discouraged. It wasn’t until they attended a parent meeting, did they meet a mom who told them about We Rock. That unique moment inspired them to bring We Rock the Spectrum to the Las Vegas community. The grand opening for We Rock the Spectrum – Las Vegas was a huge success! Friends and family showed their support along …

We Rock the Spectrum – Eastside Seattle Grand Opening

We Rock the Spectrum is now in Washington! The franchise welcomed its newest gym in Eastside Seattle last Saturday, June 10th, 2017. New owners Martin and Shirley Sarmiento-Blaha opened the gym after seeking more resources and opportunities for their twin boys, who are on the autism spectrum. Martin and Shirley were ecstatic to find a place where their sons could be active, safe, and worry-free! Their grand opening celebration was filled with smiles, delicious food courtesy of Domino’s and Subway, and even Tinkerbell came to spend time with the kiddos! Friends and families from all over the Seattle area came out to show their support along with FOX and NBC news popping in to cover the event! The celebration was a great success and we are so excited for Martin and Shirley. Congratulations again, We Rock the Spectrum – Eastside Seattle! We can’t wait to hear all the amazing things you’ll be doing for your Seattle community.

Meet the Gym Owner: Jessica Sills

My name is Jessica Sills and I am a Speech Language Pathologist, and my husband, Jeff, is a Physcial Education Teacher. We have two beautiful daughters, and we are the first owners to own two We Rock the Spectrum gyms: We Rock the Spectrum – Buffalo Southtowns and We Rock the Spectrum – Buffalo Northtowns. We opened the Southtowns location in 2015, and then in June of 2016 opened the Northtowns location. We have unique sensory rooms in both of our gyms where children can escape to calm down — which is my favorite — and we are also a Regional Training Center, so new owners in our region can come to our gym to train. My husband and I were very passionate about bringing a resource to the community, specifically for children with special needs as well as their typically developing siblings or peers. When we were researching equipment, we came across We Rock the Spectrum and we just remember thinking “This is exactly what …

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