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Children love to run around on a playground or even in gyms as the weather gets cooler but what about the children who are autistic, what do they like? And, maybe even more importantly, what kind of equipment do they need? What kind of atmosphere is safe for them to experience and to use just like any other child can?

I knew I needed to create a space where families felt like they belonged,” Kimmel says, adding that her family was often asked to leave gyms and other recreation areas due to Gabriel’s behavior. “There’s finally a place where you never have to say ‘I’m sorry.
~Dina Kimmel

Gym in Orange City is geared towards children with autism.

Well now, a gym in Orange City is geared specifically toward children on autism spectrum. This gym comes equipped with a trampoline and even a climbing wall. There are many more features like different kinds of swings, other climbing structures, a zipline and of course that infamous trampoline. Why the gym like this? Often in the winter months going to places where there are too many stimulants can be, is difficult for children with autism. This is an alternative.

Key Takeaways:

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Greg Forbes writes about the use of rock gyms as an avenue of development for children with Autism.
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Forbes chronicles the story of Kyan Brunsting, who has thrived with the establishment of a gym near his home in Orange City Iowa.
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Kyan would not have been able to enjoy this gym without the efforts of his mother who worked with We Rock the Spectrum to put to organize the necessary resources.

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