Sterling Gym Designed with Autism in Mind – Loudoun Now
April 5, 2018 | In:
Having a child with autism can be isolating. Their sensory processing disorder can make a trip to a noisy playground or crowded indoor gym more daunting than fun.
Anjali and Manish Gulati, a Lansdowne couple, searched the DC metro area for years for a place that would provide their son a safe space to be himself while playing on sensory-safe equipment.
“We looked and looked for a place where he could play, practice gross motor skills and find community—and we were willing to drive,” Anjali Gulati said. “We couldn’t find anything.”
A couple of years ago, she stumbled upon a website for We Rock the Spectrum, a franchise of gyms specially designed for kids with autism, special needs and neurotypical development.
“It was perfect. This has been my dream, and they offer the support I need to do it,” Gulati said.