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We Rock the Spectrum – San Jose Grand Opening

We Rock the Spectrum San Jose’s journey started this past Saturday, December 2nd! They had a wonderful Grand Opening with tons of support from their family, friends, and community! San Jose hit a lot of roadblocks that prevented them from opening sooner but we are amazed by their perseverance to push through countless obstacles. San Jose is ran by Cara and Lance Zimmerman who are also parents to five wonderful children! Cara and Lance come from the very fast paced industries of tech and finance. After the premature arrival of their twins Evie and Audrey, it became apparent that Cara needed to leave her position and dedicate herself full time towards raising their children, specifically managing all of the programs and therapists their HFASD diagnosed daughter, Evie, required. In time it also became apparent that there was a need for a place where people understood their needs. With a little bit of research, they stumbled upon We Rock the Spectrum and realized their community would …

We Rock the Spectrum – Lake Charles Grand Opening

The proud owners of Lake Charles are Katy and Jason Miller. Katy and Jason have two beautiful children, Griffin and Nora! Both Children looked beyond happy with their parents’ new gym! Jason had a career in the oil and gas industry prior to moving back to Lake Charles from Texas after the birth of Griffin in 2014. Katy was then hired by The Diocese of Lake Charles to create the Progressions Program at The Immaculate Conception Cathedral School. After two years of getting the program up and running, she was able to go back to where it all started in Calcasieu Parish: St. John Elementary. Through teaching across different settings and environments, Katy realized no matter what abilities each student had, they all shared a common need; sensory input. When working for The Diocese of Lake Charles, Katy saw a huge need for inclusion of all children as well as a better understanding of our kiddos that are on the spectrum. This led her to …

We Rock the Spectrum – Austin Grand Opening

November 5th, 2017 was a day to remember, as it was the grand opening date for We Rock the Spectrum – Austin! Milan and Rochelle Helm are a granddaughter/grandmother duo who are the proud owners of this gym! Rochelle unexpectedly became the sole caretaker of Milan many years ago.  While growing up, Lani had a significant learning disability, however, thanks to Lani’s perseverance and continued support from Rochelle, Lani graduated from the University of Hawaii with a BA in Psychology and Child Development with a focus in Autism! After college, Lani became an ABA therapist and has had remarkable results with “her kids.” Lani has most recently worked with AISD middle school for special education, but providing recreation and generalized high expectations outside of school is where her heart and passion lies. When she discovered We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gym, she knew this was exactly what she had been searching for all her life and that she had to bring it to Austin, TX. …

We Rock the Spectrum – Davie Grand Opening

The We Rock the Spectrum Franchise welcomed another gym to the Florida area, We Rock the Spectrum – Davie, this past Saturday on October 21st, 2017! Carmen and Carlos Rodriguez are the proud owners of the new Davie gym. Together they have two children, their son, Esai, and their daughter, Sophie. Sophie was born with a very rare, genetic disorder called Prader-Willi syndrome, resulting in her being born with extremely low muscle tone. From that moment on, Carmen decided to dedicate herself to give Sophie every opportunity possible to maximize her potential. It was soon after that Sophie’s social skills instructor introduced Carmen to We Rock the Spectrum, a gym for children of all abilities where kids can play, learn, and grow together. Carmen was sold and knew this was a facility the Davie community needed! Their grand opening celebration was packed with smiles all around! The event was accompanied by face painting, raffles with prizes like a basket of goodies from Mission BBQ, a …

We Rock the Spectrum – Scottsdale Developmental Resource Fair

This past weekend on Saturday, October 14th, 2017, We Rock the Spectrum – Scottsdale hosted a Developmental Resource Fair to celebrate their new owners, Kelly-Anne and Jason Henry! The Henry’s have four fun, spunky children together, and their journey with autism began in early 2017 when their oldest son was diagnosed with ASD. It was through this journey they came to realize how large the autism community was, and the value of having a sensory gym like We Rock the Spectrum. Their resource fair was a great day with the Scottsdale community coming out to show their support! Some of the vendors that participated were Milestone Pediatrics and Sped Coaches, LLC, and there was even a petting zoo from Carters Farm Mobile, and a raffle with awesome prizes like a signed Cardinal football, Arizona Diamondback tickets, a kickboxing membership and more! Congratulations to Kelly-Anne and Jason Henry on a successful resource fair! We are beyond thrilled to have them join the We Rock the Spectrum …

We Rock the Spectrum – New Orleans Grand Opening

We Rock the Spectrum – New Orleans officially opened their doors on September 23rd with a spectacular turn out from the community! New Orleans was no stranger to the We Rock culture seeing as the owners, John and Brandi Boyd, initially brought a We Rock on Wheels to their area and realized a gym would be a very welcome addition to their community! John and Brandi Boyd have 3 sons, Xavier, Adam, and Ethan. Xavier was diagnosed with autism and has speech delays, sensory processing issues, and social challenges. The Boyd’s found it challenging to find places where all three boys could play together without judgment and/or overstimulation. When the Boyd’s were planning a trip to Houston, Texas they also looked into autism resources in the area. They stumbled upon We Rock the Spectrum – Katy and realized this was something they needed to bring to New Orleans. Opening day proved New Orleans was ready for a We Rock the Spectrum location as many families …