18 Social Skills Activities for Kids with Autism and Sensory Issues

Posted: August 13, 2020

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 varies from person to person, social dysfunction tends to stand out the most when interacting…

12 Popular Games Adapted for Children with Autism

Posted: August 13, 2020

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 many do not naturally gain the aforementioned skills simply by being exposed to games or other play objects,…

How Nutrition Impacts Children With Autism

Posted: August 13, 2020

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 gastrointestinal issues. Nutritional Hurdles There are many reasons why a child on the autism spectrum…

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

Posted: August 13, 2020

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 severity of wandering, Center for Disease Control (CDC) recognized wandering as a medical diagnosis code…

Top Safety Tips and Products for Kids With Autism

Posted: August 13, 2020

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 make it easier to address safety issues when they do come up. Why Safety…

Creating the Ultimate Sensory Room for Your Toddler

Posted: August 13, 2020

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, can benefit everyone in your family. Here, we will take a look at how…

How to Explain Autism to Children

Posted: August 13, 2020

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 explained in kid-friendly language by cast member Alan: “She has autism. … For…

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

Posted: March 16, 2020

MBRTS COVID-19 Corporate Announcement Flyer
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 Kid’s Gym Worldwide, is taking action to ensure that all healthcare professionals, first responders, grocery store workers and essential emergency personnel still required to go to work to help fight this pandemic are receiving the support and…

We Rock the Spectrum – Austin Grand Opening

Posted: November 14, 2017

Help us celebrate the Grand Opening of We Rock the Spectrum - Austin!

We Rock the Spectrum – Davie Grand Opening

Posted: October 16, 2017

WRTS - Davie Grand Opening - 10/21 10:00am - 5:00pm