On Saturday, July 28th, 2018, the We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym Franchise celebrated the grand opening of its second Washington location, We Rock the Spectrum – Federal Way. Colin joined the We Rock the Spectrum family in July 2017, and fast forward one year later, We Rock the Spectrum – Federal Way has become a reality! The celebration was an exciting day for all of the families across King County.
Colin Hirsch is the gym owner of We Rock the Spectrum – Federal Way, a 3rd – 5th grade Special Education teacher. Colin graduated from Evergreen State College with a Bachelor’s in Education, and also has a Master’s in Teaching and has training in Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy. During his Master’s Program, one of Colin’s most cherished memories was when worked as a Paraeducator with high school students. He conducted a case study focusing on helping non-verbal students on the autism spectrum with their speech therapy through speech-generating devices. The students used iPads and were able to increase their social interactions while decreasing their aggressive and/or self-injurious behaviors.
Colin’s passion for teaching and helping his students grow has been his drive to bring a space where all children of all abilities can learn and play in a safe and welcoming environment – and We Rock the Spectrum is exactly what he was looking for! The grand opening event was filled with non-stop smiles and fun with NBC KING 5 News coming out to cover the day and help spread the We Rock mission, as well as a generous amount of donations from local eateries including Shari’s Cafe & Pies, Biscuits Cafe, Jimmy Mac’s Roadhouse, Puerto Vallarta, Froyo Girl and more!
Congratulations, Colin Hirsch, on a fantastic grand opening! We know you will do nothing short of incredible things with your new We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym, and we cannot wait to hear and see all about it. King County is lucky to have you!