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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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4th of July Sale!

July 3,2017

Help us celebrate 4th of July with this Gym Membership + Rock Shop Special! Receive a $25 Rock Shop gift card when you buy a Rock Gold Pass! Click here to shop online.  

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First Annual Rockin’ Resource Fair

July 3,2017

On July 16th, join us for a day celebrating inclusion for ALL! This will be a FREE event for the community with 30+ full-inclusive resource vendors, music, food, entertainment, and much more! RSVP Here

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Donuts with Dads

June 18,2017

We’re celebrating Dad with this special Father’s Day event! Stop by on June 18th and enjoy 3 Open Plays for $27 and 3 hours of Break time for $27. There will also be complimentary coffee

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Summer Program Sale!

June 1,2017

Hurry! Save on our Summer School’s Out Program Special! Register before June 16th and get a discounted rate of $195 per week. Click here to learn about our Summer School’s Out Program and give us

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Special Memorial Day Sale!

May 24,2017

  Hey We Rockers! Join us as we celebrate Memorial Day this Monday, May 29th. Receive a $25 Rock Shop Gift Card to the Rock Shop when you buy a membership! Click here to shop

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Gym Special: Wear Blue for Autism Awareness!

March 31,2017

  Let’s Light it up Blue for Autism Awareness We’re celebrating Autism Awareness month with a Buy One, Get One Free special on Open Play! Wear blue to our gym and enjoy this offer all

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We Rock on Wheels: Bringing Sensory Play to You!

January 31,2017

  We Rock on Wheels is coming to town! The fun, mobile version of We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym is now available in Tarzana. With We Rock on Wheels, we bring the Sensory Play

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What to Expect During Our School’s Out Program in Tarzana

December 1,2016

When school is out for session or out for the summer, We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym – Tarzana is here to help! During our School’s Out Program, we offer a range of day-long activities

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Learn About Our Sensory-Safe Services for Kids with Autism

February 3,2016

What does it mean to be a sensory-safe gym for ALL kids? At We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym in Tarzana, it means making sure that we provide a safe environment for all children. We

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How Swimming Therapy Can Help Children with Autism

January 13,2016

At We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym in Tarzana, we see firsthand everyday how important exercise is for children — especially children on the spectrum. It helps them get their energy out, focus and learn

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4 Steps to Prepare Your Child with Autism for Halloween

October 21,2015

Halloween is a family-friendly holiday that’s especially exciting for younger children. It’s a time once a year where they can dress up in rockin’ costumes, stay out late, explore their neighborhood, and — most importantly

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Today I go to sleep thanking the heavens for my Sophia and Gabriel…

November 26,2014

Being a mother, wife and entrepreneur is not an easy balance in life. I continue to remind myself just how lucky I am to have Sophia and Gabriel as my children. Without them, my path

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10 Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew By Ellen Notbohrn

November 26,2014

The child who lives with Autism may look “normal” but his or her behavior can be perplexing and downright difficult. Today, the citadel of autism, once thought of as an incurable disorder, is cracking around

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Activities for Special Needs Children at We Rock The Spectrum Tarzana

November 26,2014

Have you gotten frustrated searching for activities for special needs children? You know they are out there and you really want your children to be able to participate in them and take advantage of a

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How We Rock The Spectrum Throws Birthday Parties for Children with Autism

November 26,2014

When planning a birthday party parents need to consider the venue, food, rentals, and activities. When your child is on the autism spectrum some of these birthday party factors are a little more important than

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WRTS Tarzana Is A Place with Fun Activities for Children with Autism

November 26,2014

Do you know who offers fun activities for kids with autism? The answer is We Rock The Spectrum Kid’s Gym does. They offer activities and programs through state funded programs that allow them to improve

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Are You Looking for a Great Place for a Special Needs Child to Play?

November 26,2014

Are you looking for a great place to take your children to play? Do you have a special needs child or children and aren’t sure where to bring them for a fun environment that will

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“Finally a Place Where You Never Have to Say I’m Sorry”® is Not Just a Slogan!

November 26,2014

At We Rock The Spectrum Kid’s Gym, the slogan of “Finally a Place Where You Never Have to Say I’m Sorry” is not just a slogan, but words the staff lives by to create their

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It’s Hot Out! WRTS Tarzana is the Perfect Indoor Playground for All Kids

November 26,2014

Whenever we find a new place that offers an activity or helps to develop children in ways we haven’t experienced before it can be referred to as a “best kept secret” but hopefully the word

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Angels from Heaven Brought Down to Earth to Change Our Lives Forever

November 26,2014

This is a photo of our son Gabriel trying to help teach his new friend Destine how to swim. If one was to tell me 2 years ago I would be looking at this photo

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Meet my mentor in life, Marvin Kimmel! Always pay it forward my fellow We Rockers!

November 26,2014

Above is a photo of Marvin Kimmel, my children’s great grandfather and myself Dina Kimmel Founder and Ceo of WRTS, LLC at Boca Raton’s Grand Opening in April. He surprised me at the Grand Opening

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Early Summer Camp Signup!

November 26,2014

Be sure to be on the lookout and take advantage of our early sign up specials for our summer camps. Each of our locations worldwide will be having summer camp. If you feel you will

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WRTS Corporate Office Ribbon Cutting!

November 26,2014

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

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Autism Speaks was a Great Success!

November 26,2014

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.

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We Rock The Spectrum: Exercise, Social Skills & Sensory Experiences for All Kids

November 24,2014

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

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