The We Rock the Spectrum franchise announces the grand opening of its first location in Maryland: We Rock the Spectrum – Annapolis. The opening is accompanied by an all-day celebration on Saturday, April 30th from 10 am to 5 pm at the new gym at 160 Ritchie Highway in Severna Park. The event is open to the public, and families with children from all walks of life are encouraged to come.
We Rock the Spectrum is a franchise opportunity that provides sensory-safe play for kids with autism, special needs, and neurotypical development. Each gym features ten pieces of sensory-safe equipment.
This equipment is specifically designed to work with many of the sensory processing issues that children on the spectrum face, while providing all children with the sensory-diet necessary for improved learning and neurological development.
For example, the zip line helps children with vestibular sensations and sensory feedback, while allowing them to better develop upper-arm and core strength. Each We Rock the Spectrum location offers unique classes, children’s day camp opportunities, arts and crafts, additional pieces of play equipment, and more.
The CEO and Founder of We Rock the Spectrum, Dina Kimmel opened the first gym in Tarzana, California after her son was diagnosed with autism, and she struggled finding a safe place that both her son and her daughter could go together. The motto for all We Rock the Spectrum gyms is “Finally a place where you never have to say I’m sorry!”
Courtney and Billy Cahill are the new owners of We Rock the Spectrum – Annapolis. Courtney is a special educator and occupational therapy assistant. The couple have two boys, and both feel very passionately about helping the special needs community.
“I believe it is my calling to not only come to understand children with special needs, but to help others learn to communicate with and advocate for them as well,” says Courtney Cahill, Owner of We Rock the Spectrum – Annapolis.
The celebration is open to any child, regardless of his or her developmental level. Children will be able to play with all of the specialized equipment, including the trampoline, swings, and the zip line. It will be held at 160 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park MD 21146. Admission is $12 per child, and 20% of the proceeds will go to the My Brother Rocks the Spectrum Foundation.