By Karen Ridder Swings, hammocks, an indoor zip-line, yoga classes and music therapy are all offered at a children’s gym in the Northland near Zona Rosa. We Rock the Spectrum is an indoor sensory gym designed to provide inclusive play opportunities for children with and without disabilities. All of the equipment is sensory-based. Owner Cassidi Jobe explains children with disabilities like autism or sensory-processing disorder need different types of input when they play. “Normal playground equipment or bounce houses can be overstimulating,” Jobe said. As a mother of two children on the autism spectrum, ages 10 and 11, Jobe says it is hard for parents to find places to take their children to play. “You don’t have places you can take your children, either because the environment is overstimulating or people don’t understand your children’s behaviors,” Jobe said. Jobe and her husband created a sensory room in their home to help meet the needs of their children. The room was great, but did not provide …
We Rock The Spectrum – Kansas City‘s Grand Opening was featured on KMBC. They interviewed Founder and CEO Dina Kimmel as well as the Owner of Kansas City, Cassidi Jobe to learn more about the new establishment.
We Rock the Spectrum announces the grand opening of its first gym for children with autism and other needs in Maryland: We Rock the Spectrum – Annapolis, according to a news release. Courtney and Billy Cahill are the new owners of We Rock the Spectrum – Annapolis. Courtney is a special educator and occupational therapy assistant. The couple has two boys, and both feel very passionately about helping the special needs community. “I believe it is my calling to not only come to understand children with special needs, but to help others learn to communicate with and advocate for them as well,” says Courtney Cahill. View We Rock the Spectrum – Annapolis View Full Article
A gym in Evans has become hugely successful because of its unique perspective. We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gym is designed to help children with autism and other sensory processing disorders. It has also become a part of the community in other ways. We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gym has partnered up with Lake Shore High School’s work-skills program to help students practice skills they will need after leaving school. The students work on everything from communicating with customers to organizing paperwork to cleaning. View We Rock the Spectrum – Buffalo Southtowns Watch Full Video
Dina Kimmel, Founder and CEO of We Rock the Spectrum was featured on Autism Live to announce We Rock on Wheels and plans to go worldwide with Malaysia.
Dina Kimmel and Deborah Kelley Davis from We Rock the Spectrum share the big news about We Rock The Spectrum going GLOBAL! First stop, Malaysia! For more information about the We Rock The Spectrum franchise opportunity or to find a gym near you, visit: www.werockthespectrum.com
Dina Kimmel and Deborah Kelley Davis from We Rock the Spectrum share news of the newest way you can access a We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym – On Wheels! After deciding to take We Rock The Spectrum GLOBAL, the next step was to make it mobile! Now there is We Rock on Wheels, an amazing bus filled with gym equipment that can come to children who couldn’t otherwise participate. For more information about the We Rock The Spectrum franchise opportunity or to find a gym near you, visit: www.werockthespectrum.com
A new gym in Fenton is all-inclusive, but specifically designed for children with autism. View We Rock the Spectrum – Fenton Watch Full Video
Finally, a place where you don’t have to say I’m sorry. That’s the slogan for the new We Rock the Spectrum indoor play area that opened last week in Fenton designed to provide all children, including those with autism spectrum disorder, an inclusive and safe place to play. “When we go to a playground, I have to say ‘sorry’ all the time, and it’s not because I have a bad kid,” said Tom Tipton, 57, of Kirkwood, who owns the facility with his wife, Cynthia Tipton, 45. The Tiptons have a son, Noland, 9, who was diagnosed four years ago with high-functioning autism. What used to by known as Asperger’s syndrome, it is characterized as having normal cognitive development but difficulty with social and emotional skills. View We Rock the Spectrum – Fenton View Full Article
FENTON, Mo. – A first of its kind gym for Missouri is opening in Fenton. We Rock the Spectrum is an indoor, sensory-safe gym for all kids but specially designed for those on the autism spectrum. Tom and Cynthia Tipton, owners of We Rock the Spectrum, say their son is the inspiration behind bringing the gym franchise to Fenton. The gym’s slogan is “Finally a place where you never have to say I’m sorry.” View We Rock the Spectrum – Fenton View Full Article