October 10, 2017 | In:
Kirkland parents Shirley and Martin Sarmiento-Blaha were looking for a gymnasium for their six-year-old twin boys.
Their sons are on the autism spectrum. The gyms they found were too overwhelming for the boys.
“It might be too noisy or there might be too many children. And they might be fine for a few minutes and then all of a sudden they’re just overwhelmed and have a lot of meltdowns.
“Dealing with the meltdowns in public is a little challenging, too. You know everybody’s looking at you, and they’re screaming and hitting everything and throwing stuff.
“So we were thinking, is there a place where we could take them where maybe it wouldn’t be so challenging and the environment may be easier for them?” Martin Sarmiento-Blaha said.