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We Rock The Spectrum is play gym for kids with autism – KING 5 News

BELLEVUE, WASH. – A new play gym on the eastside is designed to be a safe and engaging space for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

We Rock The Spectrum has a trampoline, climbing wall, zipline, and other activities that offer safe sensory experiences for kids with special needs. But it’s also open and welcoming to kids who aren’t on the spectrum.

“We want to have an inclusive environment where all kids of all abilities can play together and interact with each other,” said Shirley Sarmiento-Blaha.

She and her husband Martin opened the gym to help meet the needs of their own children. Six-year-old twins Dominick and Daniel were diagnosed with autism at the age of 2 ½.

Existing play spaces didn’t work for them.

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