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Gym geared toward autistic children set to open in Cypress – KPRC 2 News

CYPRESS, Texas – A brand new kind of gym opens in Cypress on Saturday — a sensory gym geared towards people with autism.

The gym is called We Rock the Spectrum. All features of this gym help strengthen the skills that don’t come naturally for kids with autism.

From the zip line that enhances the ability to tolerate movement to the cozy hideout of the play tunnel.

Mothers like Dina Kimmel say this was just the playtime her son with autism needed to learn socialization.

“This equipment behind us, normally used in an occupational therapy clinic, its $150 an hour,” Kimmel said. “We charge $12 here so my son when he comes in here and plays, when he started on this equipment he began sleeping he begin eating better started interacting with his sister.”

Kimmel took the gym to 40 locations nationwide– this is the first in Texas.

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