We Rock the Spectrum-Chesapeake (Coming Soon)

We Rock the Spectrum-Chesapeake (Coming Soon)

From Whitney King

We are raising funds for the buildout of a safe & inclusive play space for children with Autism & their friends to learn through play. This space is "where parents will never have to say I'm sorry!"

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Update #8

19 days ago

Whitney King is a Behavior Consultant who works with families impacted by Autism and other intellectual, developmental, & mental health diagnoses. She helps teach each family how to incorporate person-centered practices to support their child with living a more meaningful life. Whitney believes that every person can learn, and all education is “special education”. Whitney has learned over the years that learning is a lifelong process and it is more successful when the gap is bridged between school, home, & the community.
Whitney received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the illustrious South
Carolina State University, and holds a master’s degree in special education from
Liberty University. She has taken coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis, from St. Joseph’s University Capella University.
Whitney founded LEAF Behavior Support after years of experience as a special education teacher. Whitney has hosted many workshops aimed to increase knowledge in the areas of behavior modification and reinforcement to offer direct support for professionals, Case Managers, Administrators, First Responders, and parents.
Whitney serves on the Positive Behavior Support endorsement board with the
Public Partnerships under Virginia Commonwealth University. Whitney enjoys spending time & traveling with her 2 beautiful children & fiancée.

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We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym – Chesapeake is committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and fun environment to foster learning, exploration and safe sensory experiences. Through our nonprofit My Brother Rocks The Spectrum Foundation, we provide social skills groups, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy and activities for children across the spectrum in our sensory gym. We strive daily to continue to carry out our mission of being a safe haven and “finally a place where you never have to say I’m sorry!®”

We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym – Chesapeake was founded to provide a place for children of all ability levels to play and grow together. As the only kid’s gym that offers an inclusive philosophy, we have found all children can benefit from our uniquely designed sensory equipment that is specifically designed to aid children with sensory processing disorders. However, in our experience, all children are able to benefit greatly from this equipment and by allowing children of all ability levels to play together they are able to learn a great deal from each other and become the best motivation for success on every level.

For more information on the programs available & the equipment to be used, visit https://www.werockthespectrumkidsgym.com/rock/

The projected cost of this mission $300,000

With a donation from you, we will:

-Join a team of 100 other locations that exist in only 24 states & 8 countries!

-Host a safe inclusive place space for children with various abilities & sensory needs

-Offer consistent Support for families

-Provide ongoing Professional development for team members 

-Offer year round indoor availability for children

-Provider parental Support

Your corporate gift to My Brother Rocks the Spectrum Foundation

is tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law.

My Brother Rocks the Spectrum Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 organization.

Our Tax ID number is 46-4393642. 

*Please note Chesapeake as your location of gifting and donate here

Consider making an IMPACT today and donate towards a cause greater than us all! 

  • $25 "LEAF Village"- With your donation of at least $25, your donation will sponsor the purchase of a sensory peanut balance ball or toddler swing!
  • $50 "Breaking Ground Donor"-With your donation of at least $50, children will have a wonderful time enjoying the sensory bin!
  • $100 "Planting A Seed Donor"- With your donation of at least $100, your name will go onto our wall as a "Planting A Seed" donor because this will help children enjoy a sensory swing or an adaptive bike!
  • $250 "LEAF Sprout Donor"- With your donation of at least $250, your name will go onto our wall as a "LEAF Sprout" donor because this will allow children to enjoy a sensory climbing dome!
  • $500 "Bronze Branches Donor"-With your donation of at least $500, your name will be recognized as a "Bronze Branches" donor because this will allow children to play on the zip line safely with 3 crash pads!
  • $1,000 "Silver LEAF Donor"-With your donation of at least $1,000, your name will be recognized as a "Golden LEAF" donor because this will allow children to enjoy a modified slide.
  • $1,500 "LEAF Base"- With your donation of at least $1,500, your name will be recognized as a "Platinum LEAF" donor. Your contribution helps children that may have a meltdown at the gym remain safe by funding padding for our poles.
  • $3,000 "Golden LEAF Donor"-With your donation of at least $3000, you will sponsor a safe trampoline and all of the attachments needed for children to access it & enjoy it safely!
  • $5,000 "Platinum LEAF Donor"- With your donation of at least $5,000, you will sponsor an entire sensory calming room. This room provides a safe quiet space for children that are overstimulated so that they can calm down in their own time.
  • $10,000 "Morton's Promise Donor"- Morton is our Giraffe mascot. With your donation of at least $10,000, you will fund all of the floor mats that each child's feet touches when they enter the sensory space. This is the promise made to each parent and child that this is truly their safe space to be who they are, unapologetically! 

Now that you have selected what seed you will plant, share with your family, friends, & colleagues.

 If you would like to donate in-kind items or materials towards our building, please send us an email.

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Whitney King posted a new update:
19 days ago

Update #8

Whitney King is a Behavior Consultant who works with families impacted by Autism and other intellectual, developmental, & mental health diagnoses. She helps teach each family how to incorporate person-centered practices to support their child with living a more meaningful life. Whitney believes that every person can learn, and all education is “special education”. Whitney has learned over the years that learning is a lifelong process and it is more successful when the gap is bridged between school, home, & the community.
Whitney received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the illustrious South
Carolina State University, and holds a master’s degree in special education from
Liberty University. She has taken coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis, from St. Joseph’s University Capella University.
Whitney founded LEAF Behavior Support after years of experience as a special education teacher. Whitney has hosted many workshops aimed to increase knowledge in the areas of behavior modification and reinforcement to offer direct support for professionals, Case Managers, Administrators, First Responders, and parents.
Whitney serves on the Positive Behavior Support endorsement board with the
Public Partnerships under Virginia Commonwealth University. Whitney enjoys spending time & traveling with her 2 beautiful children & fiancée.

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Whitney King posted a new update:
19 days ago

Update #7

We have officially decided to relocate the play space to the Greenbrier area of Chesapeake

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Whitney King posted a new update:
24 days ago

Update #6

This past weekend, we had the opportunity to attend the annual Autism Summit with F.A.C.T. & The Tidewater Autism Society. The families were sooo excited about this gym finally coming to the Tidewater area and we shared the joy with them all. They also enjoyed the delicious treats they received for helping us spread the word

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Whitney King posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #5

Meet the Owners! Did you know that one of the owners of We Rock the Spectrum-Virginia Beach is an active duty officer in the US Army?!
Mary is a Logistics Officer for the United States Army. She currently serves as a Company Commander responsible for the health and welfare of 141 Soldiers and their families. She ensures that her Soldiers are ready to support this Country whenever they are called upon. She has served in the United States Army for 12 years. Mary has served in Korea, Hungary, and Afghanistan. She has been honored and recognized for her dedication to service and has received several awards and decorations. Most notable is the Bronze Presidential Volunteer Service Medal.
Mary received her bachelor’s degree in business management from South Carolina University. She has also graduated from several military schools to include the Army Logistics University as a Master Logistician.
Mary has three beautiful children, Riley 5, Ryder 2, and Gabrielle 8 months. Mary’s fiancée Darryl is an engineer and looks forward to supporting his new family as well. Mary has learned over the years that service is a lifelong commitment, and is most fulfilled when serving others. As Mary prepares to exit the military in the next few years, she was searching for a position that would allow her to continue to serve people and she believes she has fulfilled that in becoming an owner of We Rock the Spectrum!
Mary embodies the spirit of serving and you can too! A contribution of any amount will support us as we empower families across Virginia Beach and surrounding areas.

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Whitney King posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #4

I started this fundraiser a few months ago and we are deep into the process! We are officially We Rock the Spectrum-Virginia Beach.
We Rock the Spectrum-Virginia Beach joins 100 other locations, across 24 states & 8 countries. We are so excited and continue to need your support for our buildout!
Our vision is to become the most inclusive & accessible play gym in the Hampton Roads.
We will have a host of staffers and volunteers who come to us in order to assist our gym and its goal of aiding children with special needs in growing beyond the expectations of doctors and therapists. Often a therapist for a child with special needs will attend the gym with the children in order to observe and provide their therapy while using the equipment in our gym. This allows kids the access they want to the amazing equipment while the therapist is able to take advantage of the support and availability of the staff and equipment which might not be present in other settings.
For more information on the organization, visit https://www.werockthespectrumkidsgym.com/play-with-a-purpose/

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Whitney King posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #3

Guess what guys. We are halfway at our goal!
It is crunch time and I know we can do this! If you believe in the mission behind this fundraiser, do me a huge favor and ask 5 people who you know personally to contribute to this fundraiser.

This isn't about me, but rather bringing a resource to endless families that will benefit from your graciousness.

Help us reach our goal! We want to bring in $5,000 per week for the next 6 weeks. Once that happens, the goal will be met!!!

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Whitney King posted a new update:
6 months ago

Update #2

As you know, we are still fundraising for the inclusive playspace. In the meantime, we wanted to share information about our newest program Little Sprouts Social Group. Little Sprouts Social Group is designed to encourage language development and social interactions through play. Participants, ages 3-6, will improve social skills awareness, problem solving, life skills, & more. The social skills group is facilitated by the wonderful Shamika Godbold, BCaBA and she will have an RBT with her to assist each session.
Sessions are held every other Saturday starting June 19. As a bonus, parents will have the opportunity to sit with a behavior consultant and learn strategies for how to support their child at home & gain access to a private Facebook community to meet other parents across the globe. Register today as there are only 6 slots left!
Visit www.learnwithleaf.com and join us at 5705 Thurston Avenue Virginia Beach, VA 23455

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Whitney King posted a new update:
7 months ago

Update #1

Are you aware of the cognitive benefits of play? Playful behavior has very positive effects on the brain, on a child’s ability to learn, and functions as a crucial mode for learning. Every day, children around the world engage in pretend play that simulates various sorts of activities they will need to master as adults, which suggests play is a form of practice.

This month, you can aid in our efforts of raising funds to create an inclusive playspace by purchasing a toy from our online toy store. All proceeds from your purchase will go towards the fundraiser. The child in your life will thank you and the families who benefit from this playspace will forever be grateful! Visit the website today to purchase your toy items www.learnwithleaf.com

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