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Gym for children with autism planned for Hickory – Hickory Record

April 25, 2022 | In:

Kathryn Grandgenett and Tracey Holton have a Word document titled “Signs from God.”

In it, the pair list things that happen that tell Grandgenett and Holton they are on the right path.

Grandgenett and Holton are opening a franchise location of We Rock the Spectrum in Hickory. The gym has equipment that caters to children with autism, development disorders and other sensory processing disorders. There are locations nationwide, including Asheville and Winston-Salem.

Grandgenett and Holton are well-versed in autism and related disorders. Grandgenett’s son Liam has autism and she worked with exceptional children in schools for years. Holton is a teacher specializing in children with autism and related conditions. The pair met through a nonprofit that helps autistic children in public schools.

Both are advocates for children and adults with autism, which is why they plan to open We Rock the Spectrum to bring a safe space for children with autism in their area.