Parents of children with autism and other special needs can often find themselves challenged to find things to do with their children, especially this time of year. But there’s a new gym open that can provide some relief for both kids and parents.
Maria Levengood has five children and grandkids, some with special needs. She drove from Farmers City to check out the new We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gym in Normal. It helps them be able to relax. When they get overly frustrated or overly stimulated in certain situations you have to redirect them, put them in a more calming situation and this gets all that out, she said.
The new gym has equipment designed for children with autism and special needs. Owners Tricia and Eric Lambert have a son with autism. Tricia says they decided to open the spectrum kids gym after visiting a similar one in St. Louis