Owner Kelly McAllister opened We Rock the Spectrum – Northeast Philadelphia on July 10, 2021.
On Sunday – July 10, 2022 – McAllister welcomed children and families for a one-year anniversary celebration that included character appearances, resource vendors, face painting, a balloon drop, an ice cream truck and playtime.
One of those vendors was Philadelphia Freeze, an ice hockey program that serves those with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities. The program is based at Tarken Recreation Center, 6250 Frontenac St., with more information on the Philadelphia Freeze ASHA page on Facebook.
We Rock the Spectrum, at 12357 Academy Road, in the Parkwood Shopping Center, is open seven days a week. There’s also a summer camp weekdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
We Rock the Spectrum is a gym that provides sensory-safe play for kids with autism, special needs and neurotypical development. The gym, though, is open to all kids. It’s ideal for kids 12 or under (or older, if on the autism spectrum).
We Rock the Spectrum, founded by an autism mom in California, has franchises worldwide. The motto is, “Finally A Place Where You Never Have to Say I’m Sorry.”
McAllister said the last year has been a rewarding experience, providing a safe space for children. The site has also hosted many birthday parties.
For more information, call 215-904-6280 or visit https://www.werockthespectrumnortheastphilly.com/. ••