On April 26, 2014 the walk for Autism Speaks took place and We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gym was the Grand Club Sponsor. This was truly one of the most rewarding days in WRTS history. Over 60 thousand people gathered to collect more information on Autism Awareness. Team WRTS raised over 6 thousand dollars! Many
We Rock is in the news! Check out Curbed LA’s recent article, “China’s Skyscraper Lessons; Designing Inclusive Playgrounds.” We’re thrilled to be setting an example and being a part of a movement towards the design of inclusive playgrounds!
Since the inception of Women Empowered, I have come across many women from all walks of life and a considerable number of female entrepreneurs. There’s a thriving female entrepreneurial community here in Los Angeles and many have inspirational stories that are the driving force behind their businesses. One woman in particular who has recently inspired
We Rock The Spectrum's CEO, Dina Kimmel, was asked to be back on Autism Live with Shannon Penrod to tell her story once again!
Check out the latest clip with our CEO and hear about the amazing non-profit she has started in honor of her daughter Sophia.
GLENDALE, Calif. (KABC) — Deborah Portnoy and Michael Cohen have over 25 years between them working with special needs populations. Their 14-year-old son, Harry, is autistic, as well. So, they welcomed the opportunity to open We Rock The Spectrum Kids Gym, a so-called sensory gym that accommodates all children, but particularly those with special needs.
I first met Dina Kimmel at a yard sale she was having. She had recently bought a nearby kids’ gym and was selling their old equipment to make way for the new. It would be a brand-new business venture for her and her enthusiasm was contagious. It was to be a different kind of kids’
Dina Kimmel rocks, proving daily that this mother’s love knows no bounds. When her daughter, Sophia, was born in 2004, everything went as planned. Sophia developed normally, was an early talker (at age 1) and interacted appropriately with children and adults. Dina and her husband, Tim, were easing into parenthood. In 2007, the Kimmels welcomed
Boca Raton, Florida – The emphasis is on fun at the We Rock The Spectrum Kid’s Gym in suburban Boca Raton. But along with the jumping on the trampoline, riding the zip line, the laughing and shouting, therapy and instructions are going on here for children on the autism spectrum. “He’s holding on, which is
Dina Kimmel studied Business at CSUN, but it is her mother’s intuition combined with her entrepreneurial spirit that led to the creation of We Rock The Spectrum Kid’s Gym. After her second child Gabriel was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Dina began to research ways to facilitate her son’s development. Dina found that with early
On April 29th, 2014 we had “The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony” at our WRTS Corporate Office at 18859 Ventura Blvd in Tarzana . This was a huge moment for our company. We had a representative from the Mayor’s office, the Council members office, the Assembly office and the President of the Chamber attend with many other
“Being the Grand Club Sponsors for Walk Now for Autism Speaks Los Angeles was one of the most incredible days of my life!” says founder Dina Kimmel.We stood in front of over 60 thousand people and know now more than ever that when a WRTS is opening, we are making a difference in the world