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

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

7 Rockin’ Sensory Play Activities for Kids on the Spectrum

7 Rockin’ Sensory Play Activities for Kids on the Spectrum

Play is one of the easiest ways for a child to learn about their surroundings and develop fundamental life skills. Sensory play is any activity that stimulates a child’s senses such as touch, sound, taste, sight, and smell. Allowing your child the opportunity to freely explore with sensory activities helps to facilitate understanding and creativity.

Learn About Our Sensory-Safe Services for Kids with Autism

Learn About Our Sensory-Safe Services for Kids with Autism

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 believe in inclusion (especially when it comes to play) and we see firsthand every day how this ideology benefits not only children on the spectrum or with special needs, but neurotypical children as well. Allowing ALL children to play and learn together teaches them understanding, compassion, and helps to spread awareness — and that’s what we’re all about.

4 Steps to Prepare Your Child with Autism for Halloween

4 Steps to Prepare Your Child with Autism for Halloween

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 — make childhood memories that will last them a lifetime. If your child has autism, there’s no reason he or

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

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

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 others. Choosing a venue that is accommodating to children with special needs is very important, and it is what sets