Why We Rock the Spectrum is an Essential Service for COVID-19 Essential Workers

Why We Rock the Spectrum is an Essential Service for COVID-19 Essential Workers

We have reached a point in the fight against COVID-19 where many essential workers are being required to double the time they spend at work. For parents of young children, this presents a bigger challenge. In order to protect their home and their family for the future, they must also help in the fight to

6 Tips on How to Talk to Your Kids About COVID-19

6 Tips on How to Talk to Your Kids About COVID-19

As fears over the coronavirus (COVID-19) grow, it is becoming imperative for parents to acknowledge and discuss it with their kids. Children may be feeling anxious and stressed about the situation, so staying calm and addressing it head on will help your kids, especially those with special needs, cope with their changing environment. For parents

A Letter from We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym Corporate about COVID-19

A Letter from We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym Corporate about COVID-19

As the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, many valuable child-care services are becoming limited and/or temporarily unavailable. My Brother Rocks the Spectrum Foundation (MBRTS), the non-profit organization for the franchise We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym Worldwide, is taking action to ensure that all healthcare professionals, first responders, grocery store workers and essential emergency

How to Better Support Siblings in Special Needs Families

How to Better Support Siblings in Special Needs Families

Siblings are lifelong friends. They are usually in the lives of their brothers and sisters much longer than anyone else. While children with special needs may require a little more attention and support, it is just as important for their siblings to feel supported, included, and loved. By not acknowledging their struggles with support, they

Orli Almog

Orli Almog

As a parent of a child with special needs, I am constantly advocating for families with special needs children. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development and a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT). In addition, I taught in elementary school for over 8 years. I am passionate about this field and

5 Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts for Your Kids

5 Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts for Your Kids

February is here and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Crafting cute cards and decorations with your kids is the perfect way to celebrate the month of love. Since children, particularly those with special needs, learn primarily through sensory exploration, crafting is beneficial to your kids’ long-term sensory and creative development. Interacting and playing

The Benefits of a Sensory Gym for Teens and Young Adults

The Benefits of a Sensory Gym for Teens and Young Adults

A common misconception is that there is an age limit for sensory gyms. In actuality, sensory gyms—and play—are important for people of all ages. They are especially beneficial for teens and adults with sensory disorders. You are never too old to engage in sensory development and play! Take our original Rockboy, Gabriel Kimmel, for example

Why Our Winter School’s Out Program is a Great Place to Chill

Why Our Winter School’s Out Program is a Great Place to Chill

Looking for an enjoyable activity to keeps your kids up and moving during the holiday break? Our Winter School’s Out Program is here! From Monday, December 23rd to Friday, January 10th (excludes weekends), we will be holding our program and offering a range of activities for children of ALL abilities. We have three sessions that

Autism Live, CARD and We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym Host Annual Sensitive Santa Holiday Event – Benzinga

Autism Live, CARD and We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym Host Annual Sensitive Santa Holiday Event – Benzinga

Children will have the opportunity to meet Santa and his helpers, who are experienced in interacting with children with autism. Autism Live, The Center for Autism and Related Disorders, and We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym have partnered again this holiday season to host a special event for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Children