December 2015 marks the first time that Sensitive Santa came to We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym in Tarzana, California with the help of Autism Live! It was an amazing event with more than 100 children attending and meeting Santa for the first time. Sensitive Santa WRTS Tarzana with Autism Live! from WRTS CORPORATE on Vimeo.
The first sensory gym in Texas opened in Cy-Fair in October offering equipment specially designed for children on the autism spectrum. While We Rock the Spectrum — a franchise that started in California — is not meant to replace therapy, owner Lana Hornak said it serves a a meaningful supplement. View Full Article
Described by his mother as usually “very high energy,” James Novacek planted himself behind a therapeutic puppet house designed for children with autism and spent several minutes quietly performing for an imaginary audience. James, 8, who has autism, is Mary Novacek’s older son. “I have another one chasing people around,” the Simi Valley mom said of 4-year-old Timmy, who also has autism. It’s perfectly OK to play chase and run around at We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym, an all-inclusive children’s facility, which held a grand opening Jan. 9 for its new Simi Valley location at 2888 Cochran Ave. View Full Article Here
We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym in Tarzana, CA is hosting its very first Sensitive Santa event, cosponsored with Autism Live! Watch the Video Here
Cypress, Texas – A brand new kind of gym opens in Cypress on Saturday — a sensory gym geared towards people with autism. The gym is called We Rock the Spectrum. All features of this gym help strengthen the skills that don’t come naturally for kids with autism. View Full Article Here
We Rock the Spectrum Founder and CEO Dina Kimmel sat on a panel for the new Autism Live show “On the Spectrum with Matt Asner.” The panel discussed employment issues facing the special needs community. Dina provided insight on how and why she hired employees who are on the spectrum.
Sesame Workshop created Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children, a nationwide initiative aimed at communities with children ages 2 to 5. Developed with input from parents, people who serve the autism community like We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym, and people with autism, See Amazing in All Children offers families ways to overcome common challenges and simplify everyday activities. At the same time, the project fosters an affirming narrative around autism for all families and kids. This video was filmed at our Tarzana, California location.
We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym brand celebrates its 5-year anniversary at the flagship store in Tarzana, CA on September 12th, 2015. Singer and songwriter, Karly Moreno, sings the “We Rock the Spectrum” brand song to a community of local gym owners, reporters, corporate directors, and of course the families and friends of children on the spectrum.
Dina Kimmel from We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gyms, along with Julie Johns, the newest franchise owner of a We Rock the Spectrum, tell the mission of these unique gyms and how they got started. We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym’s are opening all over the country and will know be opening internationally. To find a We Rock the Spectrum Gym near you, or to find more information about opening a franchise, visit: www.werockthespectrumkidsgym.com. Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Tarzana, California, and with offices throughout, the United States and around the globe. For more information on therapy for autism and other related disorders, visit the CARD website at http://centerforautism.com
DERBY, N.Y. (WIVB) – A new gym is opening in the southtowns to help kids with sensory processing disorders like autism grow and learn. For two and a half year-old Odin Green, finding places for him to play can be a struggle. So his mom, Elida, drove two hours to bring him and his sister to the “We Rock The Spectrum” kids gym in Derby. Read More Here