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Catch Up with We Rock the Spectrum!

It’s been a busy summer for us at We Rock the Spectrum. From Grand Openings, to rockin’ events, to expanding internationally, let’s catch up on everything we’ve been up to! We Rock the Spectrum – Edwardsville The first of our Summer Grand Openings was in Edwardsville, Illinois with gym owners, Mike and Jennifer Range. It was a day full of fun and surprises for the whole community. Read more >> We Rock the Spectrum – Redondo Beach We celebrated our newest California location in Redondo Beach on August 26th. Owners, Sharalle Horn and Sabina Sandoval, are both founders of their own organizations that led them on the path to open their own We Rock the Spectrum gym. Read more >>  We Rock the Spectrum – Ballston Spa Lastly this summer, we opened in Upstate New York! Gym owner, Eva, is an occupational therapist who has been working with children with special needs for years. She says she knows how much her community needs a place like WRTS and she’s proud …

We Rock the Spectrum – Redondo Beach Grand Opening

Photo Credit: The Beach Reporter We Rock the Spectrum has made its way into the South Bay of Los Angeles! The kids gym franchise celebrated its newest California location in Redondo Beach on Saturday, August 26th, 2017. New owners, Sharalle Horn and Sabina Sandoval, are both founders of their own organizations which was what led them on the path to open their own We Rock the Spectrum gym. Sabina is the founder of Free To Be Me Drumming Events, a non-profit organization that helps individuals find their own rhythm through Free To Be Me Drum Circles. Sharalle is the founder of UR-Unique Reflection, an enrichment program with the purpose of promoting high self-esteem and instilling confidence in children and adults from all walks of life through creative and artistic expression. Sharalle and Sabina are firm believers in facilities that provide a safe and nurturing environment while also helping enrich the lives of individuals and their families, so it was an opportunity they couldn’t pass up …

We Rock the Spectrum Is Expanding to Australia!

We’re so excited to announce that We Rock the Spectrum is opening in our 5th country… Australia! Let’s get to know Sally Johnson, our new international owner! After Sally and her husband’s son, Digby, was diagnosed with autism and ADHD at the age of two, she dreamed of an inclusive place that she could take him where he could play freely on suitable sensory equipment and where she could meet families on a similar journey. Many years later, she learned that such a place existed – We Rock the Spectrum – but that there were none in Australia. Sally reached out to fellow autism mum and WRTS founder, Dina Kimmel, and the concept for We Rock the Spectrum — Australia was born! With an extensive background in marketing and brand management and deep routes in the Australian autism acceptance community, Sally is hugely passionate about bringing the We Rock concept to Australia. “Within my own community, I see the desire families have to connect with …

Welcome New Corporate Team Member: Shane Stahl

We are proud to announce the newest member of our West Coast Corporate Team, Shane Stahl! He will serve the role of Tech Specialist for We Rock the Spectrum. Shane was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. He attended Van Nuys High School and received his degree in Business Economics from UC Irvine. Shane has always had a knack for technology. In college, he developed a love for marketing and refined his passion during his internship with a digital marketing agency. Upon graduating from UC Irvine, he decided to combine his passions of technology and marketing by taking the role as the in-house Tech Specialist at the We Rock the Spectrum Corporate Office. He has become an integral part in assisting owners in accomplishing their marketing goals. Shane has experienced firsthand the benefits of inclusion while attending CHIME Charter Elementary School, a model inclusion school in Southern California. During his time at CHIME Charter, he made many life-long friends some of which were …

Thank You for Attending the Rockin’ Resource Fair!

Over the weekend, we held our very first Rockin’ Resource Fair! The event was an amazing success and we’d like to thank everyone who came out and made it possible. The fair hosted more than 30 resource vendors from around Southern California who came with every kind of resource that our local families could need — from educational materials to legal services to clothing for special needs individuals. Fair attendees were also treated to delicious food from Dogtown Dogs, Matt’s Coffee Express, the Grilled Cheese Truck, and more. And to keep the crowds singing and dancing all day long, the Conductors and Orlando Boom from Orlando Boom’s Drum Circle kept it rockin’. Needless to say, every single one of these organizations ROCK. Holding our entire fair together were our awesome volunteers who greeted guests, assisted the kids on the sensory equipment, and connected parents with the valuable resources that they needed. Most importantly, we wanted to show our appreciation for you, We Rockers, for coming …

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 …