We Rock the Spectrum: A gym for kids of all abilities – WKBW ABC 7
July 24, 2018 | In:
DERBY, N.Y. (WKBW) – Parents of children on the Autism spectrum or of children with special needs know how difficult it can be to find a safe, welcoming space where kids can just be kids.
There are two spots in Western New York offering a space for kids of all abilities, one in Williamsville and the other in Derby. “We Rock The Spectrum” serves families in the northtowns and southtowns alike.
The kids gym was founded with the intention of providing a place for all kids to play together. It’s the only children’s gym that operates on an all-inclusive philosophy, allowing all kids to use sensory equipment specially designed for kids with sensory processing disorders. There are different stations at We Rock the Spectrum, from painting and dress-up, to a calming sensory room with lights and tactile textures on the walls.
Husband and wife team Jessica and Jeff Sills run both gyms, understanding the need for families to have a safe, inclusive space for their children. Jessica is a speech-language pathologist and Jeff is a physical education teacher.