Today we present a successful example of an Autism Entrepeneur.
Janet Burrows is the owner of We Rock The Spectrum in Largo, Florida.
This business is one that welcomes ALL kids and their motto is:
“Finally a Place Where You Never Have to Say I’m Sorry”™
Janet shares the rewards and challenges of starting a business from scratch – first one ever.
Particularly, a business that benefits her family and their long term plan to provide employment for their daughter with autism.
- What is an Autism Entrepeneur?
I recently attended a training organized by Rising Tide U and UM-NSU-CARD promoting the idea of
starting a business based on the needs of your son/daughter with special needs – and ideally, employing others with special needs.
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Simply Events will be throwing the first Full Inclusion Back To School Bash at the Westfield Malls in Tampa this July. Our official non-profit partner We Rock The Spectrum Gym as well as the My Brother Rocks the Spectrum (non-profit foundation) will be joined by the Tampa Bay Mom’s Group and Fun4KidsTampa to make this the biggest back to school event in Tampa yet! They will be taking place July 23rd inside the Westfield Citrus Park Mall and July 24th inside the Westfield Countryside Mall with over 35,000 shoppers in attendance each day, We’ll be including a scavenger hunt (the prize will be a backpack full of school supplies for the first 300 children at each event), Whole Food’s Children Food items demos, meet and greets with local Tampa Mascots, a sports activity zone, a children’s technology and activities zone, a fashion show, and more!
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We Rock the Spectrum – Clearwater is a place where ALL kids can learn and grow together! We aim to provide sensory-safe play for every child. Come check us out today!
After news spread that Sesame Street announced the creation of Julia — a new character with autism — ABC Action News reached out to Janet Burrows to discuss how the local autism community felt about the new campaign. Janet spoke to the importance of having a character with autism and about “The Amazing Song,” which was filmed at the flagship We Rock the Spectrum in Tarzana, CA.
When it comes to playtime, all kids should have the chance to run around, jump up and down and be silly in a place where fun meets learning. Continue reading TBNWeekly.com Features WRTS – New gym offers fun for kids from all walks of life
Visit WRTS Clearwater on Starkey Rd. in Clearwater, Florida. This is a new opportunity parents need to know about. Watch the video now to see what parents are saying.
CLEARWATER, Fla. – Parents are always looking for a place for their kids to play and feel comfortable. It’s especially challenging for families with children who have autism or some sort of learning disability. One in 50 kids in our community has some form of autism. In our area, there’s never been a place where kids could go without parents having to worry about their behavior. See the entire story here.
LARGO — A new gym in Largo is catering to children with special needs. The We Rock the Spectrum kid’s gym is the first of its kind on Florida’s west coast.
“It was tough finding places where people understood about some of his needs,” said parent Holly Totushek.
Continue reading New Largo gym caters to children with special needs
Check out the latest clip with our CEO and hear about the amazing non-profit she has started in honor of her daughter Sophia.
“Being the Grand Club Sponsors for Walk Now for Autism Speaks Los Angeles was one of the most incredible days of my life!” says founder Dina Kimmel.We stood in front of over 60 thousand people and know now more than ever that when a WRTS is opening, we are making a difference in the world and giving a home to so many families. “Finally a place where you never have to say I’m sorry” is a need in all communities says Kimmel. A big thank you to Kathleen Lantos Photography as we now get to relive one of the most incredible days in WRTS history! Check out this amazing video above, and see what WRTS and Autism Awareness is all about…