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Dina Kimmel: Essential In Her Community

March 10,2021

Published March 8, 2021 By Tonilyn Hornung When Los Angeles County went into lockdown, Dina Kimmel, CEO and founder of We Rock The Spectrum Kid’s Gym For All Kids, jumped into action. “How can we remain open and help the community?” she asked. Through her nonprofit My Brother Rocks The Spectrum, combined with her own family’s […]

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We Rock the Spectrum 2020 Vision – The Year in Review

February 26,2021

The year 2020 was undoubtedly a year for the books! As what will notoriously go down in history as one of the most challenging years yet, We Rock the Spectrum Worldwide is proud to say that we have come out of 2020 stronger. We are now more ready than ever to continue making a difference […]

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Healthy Ways for Stressed Parents to Cope During the Pandemic

February 26,2021

By Linda Robinson There’s a reason why flight attendants tell you to put on your own mask first before helping someone else. After all, you can’t help others when you don’t have enough air yourself! This may sound like a strange analogy, but parenting a child with autism is the same way. You can’t be […]

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Virtual Learning Programs at We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym

February 26,2021

In response to the spread of the novel coronavirus, schools across the nation are transitioning to online learning for the first time. This change is presenting particular challenges for children across the spectrum, who often need consistency, structure, and routine to thrive. Not to mention, parents of these kiddos are also finding themselves increasingly overwhelmed […]

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4 Reasons Music Is a Powerful Tool for Autistic Children

February 26,2021

Music is a language that speaks to everyone. For autistic children, music isn’t just words, it’s a tool that helps improve their socialization, learning, and communication skills. Here we’ll look at the amazing power music can have on children with autism, and how as a parent, you can introduce music into your child’s routine. What […]

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18 Social Skills Activities for Kids with Autism and Sensory Issues

February 26,2021

If you’re looking for social skills activities for kids with autism, as well as practical tips to help you teach social skills to a child on the autism spectrum, you’ve come to the right place! Autism and Social Skills While no two children with autism are the same, and the range and intensity of symptoms […]

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12 Popular Games Adapted for Children with Autism

February 26,2021

By Jenna Wharff, Ed.M Play is often described as the “work” of childhood, where children can make friendships, learn social skills, come to understand expected group behavior, consequences, turn taking, and cooperation, not to mention have some fun! Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can reap these same benefits by playing games with other kids, though […]

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How Nutrition Impacts Children With Autism

February 26,2021

There are no real answers to the question of what causes autism spectrum disorder (ASD). There are many theories and possibilities, however, ranging from the advent of processed foods to genetic mutations and metabolic disorders. One thing is certain, though: children with autism often suffer from nutritional deficiencies, which are brought on by behavioral or […]

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How to Stop Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) from Wandering

February 26,2021

Parents of children with autism spectrum disorder are often struggling to manage their child’s wandering and whereabouts. Nearly half of children with autism spectrum disorder try to wander or run off, causing tremendous concern to parents and guardians. However, understanding and monitoring your child’s wandering can help put a stop to this behavior. Acknowledging the […]

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Top Safety Tips and Products for Kids With Autism

February 26,2021

By Lisa Jo Rudy  Every parent worries about their child’s safety. Parents of children with autism worry more, and for good reason. Children with autism are both more vulnerable and more likely to place themselves in harm’s way than typically developing kids of the same age. Fortunately, there are a number of steps parents can take to avoid risk and […]

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Creating the Ultimate Sensory Room for Your Toddler

February 26,2021

A sensory room is essentially a space where a young child with or without learning disabilities can go to experience calming sensations. They can be customized for any need, budget, and available space. Although most closely associated as a tool for children on the autism spectrum, sensory rooms, which first gained national attention in the 1970s, […]

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How to Explain Autism to Children

February 26,2021

Big Bird was confused. The new, orange-haired girl playing on Sesame Street seemed like she didn’t want to talk to him or give him a high five. He was worried that she didn’t like him. Of course, what the parents watching likely already knew was that the character Julia, who was introduced last year, has autism, as […]

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We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym holds sensitive Santa drive-thru event

December 21,2020

We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym held a sensitive Santa drive-thru event on Saturday in Tarzana.

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CARD, Autism Live and We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym Host Drive-Thru Sensitive Santa Holiday Event

December 15,2020

Children will have the opportunity to meet Santa and his helpers, who are experienced in interacting with children with autism WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Dec. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Autism Live and We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym have partnered this holiday season again to host a special event […]

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Our ROCKIN’ NEW Equipment – Climbing Mountain and Rope Bridge

June 3,2020

For the first time since opening our doors in 2010, We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym has added two NEW pieces of equipment to our gyms. We’re excited to introduce you to the Climbing Mountain and Rope Bridge! Originally featured on the We Rock on Wheels bus, these two pieces of equipment are joining our official […]

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10 Things Every Special Needs Family Needs to Hear Today

May 8,2020

In the midst of a global pandemic, many parents are trying to navigate through a new normal, including taking on the roles of teacher and daycare provider within their homes. Furthermore, parents of special needs children must find workarounds to provide the best possible care since many of the services their children need are not […]

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We Rock on Wheels Brings Sensory Play to You

April 22,2020

A healthy sensory diet leads to well-rounded neurological development for kids, especially for those with special needs. Engaging in play with our specialized occupational therapy equipment is a huge component in fulfilling your sensory diet. During these difficult times where social distancing is necessary, providing sensory play may be a difficult task for many families. […]

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Inclusion Awareness Month: The Importance of Screening Early

April 16,2020

Screening for autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, is a difficult process. There are currently no medical tests to diagnose ASD. Doctors must instead rely on behavioral and developmental observations for a diagnosis. But, with a better understanding of autism and its behavioral patterns, doctors can now provide a reliable diagnosis by the time kids are […]

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

April 8,2020

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 […]

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Why Inclusion Awareness Month is Important

March 31,2020

April is Autism Inclusion Awareness Month, which kicks off with World Autism Inclusion Awareness Day on Thursday, April 2, 2020. For the past two years, We Rock the Spectrum has recognized this month as a time not only to be “aware” of the journey of autism. Rather, we choose to level up and tell the […]

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

March 19,2020

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

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

March 16,2020

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

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Why You Should Book Your Next Party with Us

March 4,2020

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

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How to Better Support Siblings in Special Needs Families

February 25,2020

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

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Orli Almog

February 24,2020

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

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Get Ready for Spring with Our School’s Out Program!

February 5,2020

Want to keep your kids active during their spring break? Our Spring Break School’s Out Program will do just that and more! For a ROCKIN’ two weeks from April 6th – 17th*, We Rock the

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5 Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts for Your Kids

February 5,2020

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

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The Benefits of a Sensory Gym for Teens and Young Adults

January 22,2020

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.

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Making 2020 the Best Year Yet: Setting Resolutions for Special Needs Families

January 7,2020

  Beginning a new year can be daunting for parents with special needs children. However, it’s a great opportunity to set new goals and make commitments for the year. For children with special needs, this

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

December 11,2019

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

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

December 2,2019

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

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Why You Should Book Your Next Party with Us

September 18,2019

We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym in Tarzana is our flagship gym and has been ROCKIN’ for over 9 years! We take pride in how much our franchise has blossomed over the years and are

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5 Ways to Prepare Special Needs Children for Fourth of July Festivities

July 3,2019

It’s that patriotic time of year again! Time for the BBQs, pools, flying flags, and most importantly, fireworks. The Fourth of July is a bright, exciting holiday, but it is also a very loud holiday.

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Agnesa Papazyan, PsyD

June 28,2019

Dr. Aggie (Agnesa Papazyan, PsyD) is a Pediatric Psychologist with specialized training in conducting psychological, psycho-educational and neurodevelopmental testing and treatment for children and adolescents suspected of having Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Intellectual Disability (ID),

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WRTS – Pomona: From Heartbreak to Purpose

May 29,2019

Mother’s Day is supposed to be a day for families and the community to celebrate and give back to the Warrior Moms who raised us. Unfortunately, this Mother’s Day did not begin this way for

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Great family and learning events in Los Angeles this week

March 29,2019

If the playground, park and movie routine is getting a little tired, why not do something different with the kids this weekend? From arcade arenas to whale watching, these events will win approval from everyone

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ZOOZ Fitness Opens First Gym in Encino

March 19,2019

One of the greatest challenges that individuals with special needs face is a lack of fitness programs and gyms. They are not provided with the necessary equipment or physical activity needed to maintain a healthy

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We Rock the Spectrum’s 2019 Rockin’ Resource Fair!

February 28,2019

Mark your calendars, We Rockers! On Saturday, April 20th, join us for a day celebrating inclusion for ALL at our 3rd annual Rockin’ Resource Fair! Inspired by the past two years, this will be a

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6 Sports for Children with ASD to Try

February 14,2019

There are countless benefits to getting involved in sports at a young age. Kids learn invaluable skills like coordination, communication problem-solving, and encourages a healthy lifestyle! However, we understand that these skills may not come

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Everything You Need to Know About We Rock the Spectrum, the Sensory-Based Gyms Designed For Kids – POPSUGAR Moms

August 7,2018

We Rock The Spectrum (WRTS) kid’s gyms have been popping up all over the country recently. These gyms are designed for children on the autism spectrum, using their unique sensory and therapy equipment to help

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Why Our Summer Break School’s Out Program ROCKS!

July 31,2018

Every day of our Summer Break School’s Out Program is never identical to another. We make sure kiddos get to experience something new every time they come into the gym, whether it’s from a creative

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Are you maximizing the benefits of our New and Improved App?

July 12,2018

If you haven’t opened up your We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gym app in a while, now is the perfect time to do so! We just released a couple updates that will make you fall

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What to Expect from Social Skills with Ms. Kelly

May 16,2018

First of all we would like to announce our new social skills instructor, Ms. Kelly Forrest! Once a week, Kelly will be helping our kiddos improve their reciprocal speech, conversations, impulsivity, turn taking, inside voice

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Rocking the Spectrum

April 3,2018

We all can provide our children with a fun and motivational environment to help them in the areas of strength, movement, sensory processing, communication, positive behavior modification, social interactions, and self-care skills. Our community of

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We Rock the Spectrum’s 2018 Rock Walk!

February 22,2018

Mark your calendars, We Rockers! On Saturday, April 21st, join us for a day celebrating inclusion for ALL at our 2018 Rock Walk! Inspired by last year’s Rockin’ Resource Fair, this will be a FREE

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Autism Live and We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym Host 3rd Annual Sensitive Santa Holiday Event – PR Web

December 4,2017

Autism Live 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 who attend the Autism Live Sensitive Santaevent

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CSUN holds fifth annual Special Needs Resource Fair – The Sundial

October 23,2017

CSUN hosted its fifth annual Special Needs Resource Fair on Sunday, which is dedicated to connecting families with children with special needs to an array of resources in San Fernando Valley. Families led by their

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CSUN Special Needs Resource Fair

October 20,2017

Join us on Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 at the 5th annual CSU Northridge Special Needs Resource Fair! Enjoy special needs resources, food, music, therapy dogs and much more!

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CSUN to Host Resource Fair for Families with Kids with Special Needs – CSUN Today

October 18,2017

Raising a child is a demanding job for any parent, especially when supportive resources seem to be elusive or nonexistent. For families whose children have special needs, the task can be even harder. The Family

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women’s Summit: FINALISTS – DINA KIMMEL, We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym – Los Angeles Business Journal

October 18,2017

Dina Kimmel is the CEO and Founder of We Rock the Spectrum. A passionate autism mom, Kimmel has dedicated her life to developing and growing resources for the special needs population, especially children. Kimmel studied

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Autism Moves with ZOOZ Fitness

October 6,2017

This month, we’d like to shine a spotlight on ZOOZ Fitness, an amazing fitness program based in LA designed specifically for young adults with special needs. Fitness is of the utmost importance in any child’s

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We Rock the Spectrum After School Club!

August 24,2017

This school year, our After School Club will be in session! Call us to sign up: 818-708-0680.

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August Special

August 1,2017

Come and get your playtime in before Summer’s over!  $27 for 3 Open Play Passes and $27 for 3 Hours of Break Time/We Rock Care  

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Gabriel Rocking the Spectrum

July 18,2017

Dear We Rockers, My son, Gabriel’s therapist and companion just shared this with me and I am absolutely emotional as I type and share this video with you. In this video, Gabriel is at camp, teaching

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Volunteer of the Month: Arlette

July 18,2017

This month, we’d like to recognize Arlette as our Volunteer of the Month! Arlette has been incredibly helpful at the gym and at our recent Rockin’ Resource Fair — and the kids love her! Thank

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Rapid Prompting Method: A Voice for Nonverbal Autism

July 17,2017

The saying goes “If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism.” Nowhere is that truer than when it comes to teaching children with autism. There are many methods of teaching

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Progressive Employment: Hiring Individuals with Special Needs

July 17,2017

At We Rock the Spectrum, the philosophy of full inclusion resonates throughout every aspect of our business — from our gyms across the world to our corporate offices. Our mission is to ensure that everyone

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Who is Rock Boy?

July 17,2017

Rock Boy—he’s the mascot of We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym who’s come to symbolize fun and full-inclusion to families all over the world. He adorns every We Rock the Spectrum signage from the storefronts

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