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National Disability Employment Awareness Month: Introducing Kelsey!

The next person we’d like to introduce in honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, is Kelsey from We Rock the Spectrum – Northeast Philly! Kelsey has been volunteering at the gym for one year now through a program from her school! Kelsey helps children enjoy the gym’s sensory-safe equipment! She supervises the “Make & Take Tuesday” arts and crafts projects; organizes toys and dress up clothes, organizes the rock shop and helped run the recent Summer Camp Program. Throughout the time Kelsey has been working at the gym she has gained more confidence socially. She was very quiet and hesitant to take action when she first started volunteering at the gym, however, now she talks and interacts with everyone much more naturally!  Kelsey’s favorite part of working at the gym is helping all the kiddos enjoy the equipment, especially the zip-line! Kelsey is definitely in her element helping with arts and crafts. She is very crafty. When she is working on a project with …

National Disability Employment Awareness Month: Introducing Megan!

The next person we’d like to introduce in honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, is Megan from We Rock the Spectrum – Severna Park! Megan has been working at We Rock the Spectrum – Severna Park for about 2 years now! Megan is extremely good at her job! Her customers always appreciate the effort Megan puts in while at the gym. A typical day of work for Megan consists of her cleaning and organizing the gym. She loves assisting children on the equipment! She also takes care of administrative tasks such as filing, inventory and laminating. Her gym usually has a checklist ready for her which helps Megan know what to expect and work independently on her tasks! Throughout the time Megan has worked at the gym, she has gained confidence in her ability to work independently in the workplace! Megan loves to interact with customers (especially babies), by far it’s her favorite thing to do while working at the gym. She enjoys catching up with …

National Disability Employment Awareness Month: Introducing Sagi!

The next person we’d like to introduce in honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, is Sagi from We Rock the Spectrum – Jupiter/Tequesta! Sagi Brodt originally started as a volunteer at We Rock the Spectrum – Jupiter/Tequesta 18 months ago. Fast forward to today, and Sagi has worked her way up to one of Jupiter’s paid employees! Sagi’s typical work day looks no different than any of Jupiter’s other employees. She maintains safety in the gym, checks in customers, and cleans toys and equipment as needed. She recently took charge and volunteered to run Jupiter’s “Storytime” on Friday mornings! Since Sagi started working at the gym, her self-esteem and willingness to try new things has increased tremendously! She takes constructive criticism well, and has become much more flexible in her critical thinking! Sagi loves meeting new people and coming to work at the gym! Her favorite part of her workday is playing with the kids! She loves helping kiddos and getting to know her …

National Disability Employment Awareness Month: Introducing Zach!

The next person we’d like to introduce in honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, is Zach from We Rock the Spectrum – Columbus! Zach is a volunteer through the Olentangy School District ACT (Academy for Community Transition) Program. He has been helping out at WRTS – Columbus since late August. Zach volunteers on Monday mornings from 9:00am – 11:00am. During this time, We Rock the Spectrum – Columbus has their “Messy Monday Mornings”. Zach normally helps set up the activity, shows the children how to complete it, and interacts with them as well! He is also on the gym floor where he interacts with parents and children as they enjoy the gym. He monitors children play safely on the zip-line, swings, and other sensory-safe equipment at the gym. Zach also helps re-stock the Rock Shop when the shelves are running low. In the short time that Zach has been volunteering at the gym, he has become a lot more confident.  He has learned the …

We Rock the Spectrum – Chicago/Palatine Grand Opening

On Saturday, October 6th, 2018, We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym celebrated its newest location in Illinois, We Rock the Spectrum – Chicago/Palatine! Mary Alice Gilgunn and her husband Hugh Gilgunn are the ROCKIN’ owners of We Rock the Spectrum – Chicago/Palatine. Prior to joining the We Rock Family, Mary worked as a speech-language pathologist in various settings. Hugh is a civil engineer who loved the challenge of building such a wholesome establishment. The Gilgunn’s have two children, Anthony (9) and Grace (6). Both of which are beyond excited to be a part of this “super cool” place! (Their words!) The grand opening was a huge success with kiddos and their families filling up the gym and having a total blast playing with all the sensory safe equipment. There was tons of food donated by local businesses, and tons of smiles on everyones faces! We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym would like to congratulate Mary her family on an incredible grand opening! The amazing turnout …

We Rock the Spectrum – Melawati Mall Grand Opening

We Rock the Spectrum Melawati Mall Grand Opening

On Saturday, October 6th, 2018, We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym celebrated its second location in Malaysia, and fourth international location, We Rock the Spectrum – Melawati Mall! Yusliana Samsuri and Nazrishah Nordin are the amazing owners of We Rock the Spectrum – Melawati Mall. They credit their son, Rafa, for introducing them into the special needs community. As loving as Rafa is, Yusliana has also seen the challenges that come with special needs children, as he struggles in social settings when interacting with other kiddos. He was always considered the “odd one” and Yusliana knew she had to do something to help bridge that gap for Rafa. After learning about the grand opening of We Rock the Spectrum – Ara Damansara, Yusliana knew she had to meet Rahmah Mahmood, the owner of the first international location of the We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym franchise! Yusliana took Rafa to the gym and immediately saw how well he did in the sensory gym and its …