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
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
Watch Dina Kimmel on Autism Live. Dina Kimmel from We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym, shares her mission to create a gym that meets the needs of kid’s on the spectrum, after her son was diagnosed with Autism. For more information about We Rock The Spectrum Kid’s Gyms or to find out about franchise opportunities
Becoming the CEO and Founder of a worldwide franchise was never Dina Kimmel’s goal. A self-identified “autism mom”, Kimmel says she “didn’t even think about it.” At barely 2 years of age, Kimmel’s son, Gabriel, was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism spectrum disorder and she says it immediately changed her life. She only ever
See how Corp net believes in entrepreneur Dina Kimmel and her growing vision of creating a facility for All children to have a place to belong.
Autism affects 1 in 88 children in the United States and is currently the number two epidemic in this country. FACT. Dina Kimmel, Founder and Autistic parent is seeking to help parents effected by this neurological disfunction by creating “We Rock The Spectrum Kid’s Gym” in Tarzana, California. The response has been so outstanding that Dina has franchised this for others around the world, it is exploding! …
My business is We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym for All kids. Our doors opened at the end of the year in September 2010. We are an open play sensory gym. What that means is that all the fun equipment we use — swings, climbing apparatus and toys — is based on occupational therapy. All children love to play at We Rock, but for children who are on the spectrum, they need it!