I have seen the gym become a major resource in the community, especially in just a few short weeks. Many of the staff members have children with autism, and it is so great to see them interacting and connecting with the families coming in. Watching families walk through the door relieved that they “Never have to say I’m sorry” anymore has been amazing to watch.
Taylor Wiesner, TX
I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and I provide ABA therapy services to children and adults with autism and other special abilities. I have sat through many meetings with parents who were devastated that they couldn’t take their children to do and enjoy typical things. This motivated me to provide a place where not only they could come to, but also where we could spread autism awareness within the community.
We have seen so many families come in and meet new friends and network with each other for other resources in the area that can benefit their child. We are unlike any other program in the Jacksonville area, and we feel honored that our parents trust us to help build upon the skills their children have and can be a safe place for them to be who they are!
Marissa and Lea, FL
As professionals in the field, we were currently providing private ABA therapy through a local clinic in the Jacksonville area. We knew we loved ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) but knew we could incorporate our therapy in a sensory-enriching environment which would contrive more motivation from the children. You can learn at the table – BUT you can ALSO learn through play!
I knew that I wanted to bring We Rock the Spectrum to the special needs community in Clearwater, Florida.
Most of the kid’s gyms here in Clearwater are geared towards specific activities or sports but nothing that is inclusive and sensory specific. There was no place for my daughter to go to so I decided to make it happen myself.
I’m the number one fan of We Rock the Spectrum and I’m happy to be a part of the WRTS Family!
Dana and Henry Aghassi, CA
We Rock the Spectrum has given me the great opportunity to grow in the company and to own my own gym, and I would suggest anyone who has a passion for special needs, or loves working with children, or even who just wants a loving community to be a part of to check it out. I’m the number one fan of We Rock the Spectrum and I’m happy to be a part of the WRTS Family!
We Rock the Spectrum changed me and made me become more aware of autism.
Gail and John Field, FL
We Rock the Spectrum has made such a huge impact in my life, both professionally and personally. It changed me and made me become more aware of autism. I keep learning and growing as I go. I’ve met so many great people in our community and most importantly, watching my son grow and develop has been the biggest reward. I couldn’t be more thankful for We Rock the Spectrum.