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Couple’s son spurs first Illinois gym for special needs children – IBJ Online

May 15, 2017 | In:

By DENNIS GRUBAUGH

EDWARDSVILLE — A local family’s love for their autistic son is behind the upcoming launch of Illinois’ first gym dedicated to children with special needs.

Jennifer and Mike Range will open “We Rock the Spectrum” in leased space in the University Pointe center in Edwardsville, next to the Los Tres Amigos restaurant. They are shooting for late June, but a lot depends on the pace of renovations.

Their son Scott, now 22, was diagnosed at age 3 while they were living in the Joliet area. For years, the couple has been searching for ways to help their son.

“I was on line and I saw a link for a gym called We Rock the Spectrum, and I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, I wonder what is this all about?’,” Jennifer Range recalled. After reading up, she told her husband that the gym was something they were meant to do.

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