Sensory-safe gym that serves kids on the spectrum opens in St. Ann March 24 – The St. Louis American
March 19, 2018 | In:
A We Rock the Spectrum location will open its doors in St. Ann at 10513 St. Charles Rock Rd. on Saturday, March 24 to provide sensory-safe play for kids with autism, special needs, and neurotypical development. Each gym features 10 pieces of therapeutic equipment. This equipment is designed specifically to work with many of the sensory processing issues that children on the spectrum face, while providing all children with the sensory-diet necessary for improved learning and neurological development.
Celeste Brown is the new owner of We Rock the Spectrum – North County STL. Her life changed forever three years ago when she met an amazing little boy named Chance. After fostering for two years, she adopted him, and in April 2016 he was diagnosed with Autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In a search for different types of social and play outlets, they visited We Rock the Spectrum – Fenton, became a regular, and decided to share this gym with her community.
“My goal is to provide a much-needed resource for children and their families; a place where children with disabilities and neurotypical children can play and learn together in a truly integrated environment,” Brown said.