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
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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
DERBY, N.Y. (WKBW) – A new gym is coming to the Southtowns. We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gym is open for all children, but specially designed to help kids with autism, sensory processing disorders and ADHD. Read More Here
Founder and CEO Dina Kimmel remembers getting kicked out of places because of her autistic son’s behavior and worrying that her daughter would feel like she’s getting less attention. “I said to my husband there has to be other families, other people who need this,” she said. View The Video Here
Another year later and we were at it again! In 2015, We Rock the Spectrum sponsored the Walk Now for Autism Speaks event in Pasadena, CA. Only this year, we were the entertainment sponsor, so we brought along singer/song writer Karly Moreno to perform for all of the attendees. This was the 13th annual Los Angeles Walk Now for Autism Speaks, and it was truly amazing and inspirational. In a record high attendance, more than 55,000 people gathered at the Rose Bowl this past Saturday, and helped to reach the goal of $2 million raised. All local We Rock the Spectrum gym owners were invited to attend, and the We Rock family turn out was rockin’. Autism Speaks used the hashtag #LAWalk2015 to help promote the event across social media. View Our Facebook Photos
GLENDALE, Calif. (KABC) — Deborah Portnoy and Michael Cohen have over 25 years between them working with special needs populations. Their 14-year-old son, Harry, is autistic, as well. So, they welcomed the opportunity to open We Rock The Spectrum Kids Gym, a so-called sensory gym that accommodates all children, but particularly those with special needs. “When we heard about this opportunity we jumped at the chance to create something that would utilize both of our professional skills and then what we knew personally,” said Deborah Portnoy, co-owner of the facility. “It helps ones with autism be a little more, just be exposed to more social situations that they wouldn’t otherwise,” said Cohen. “Not just kids with autism, kids with ADHD and OCD and specific learning disabilities,” said Portnoy. See More Here