Racine & Me: Indoor Inclusive Sensory Gym opens in Racine County

Racine & Me: Indoor Inclusive Sensory Gym opens in Racine County


RACINE, WI (CBS 58) -- A new indoor inclusive sensory gym is now open in Racine County. Heather Bennett, from We Rock the Spectrum joined us in studio to discuss opening day. 

WRTS 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, they provide social skills groups and activities for children across the spectrum.

Heather says opening day went wonderfully, and parents and children alike are enjoying the new space. 

Bennett is an Administrator who has experience in the K-12 setting over the past 19 years. She also has an Autism Specialist certification. Andre Bennett is the Executive Director of Alternative Programming with over 17 years of educational experience.

Since their son’s diagnosis of Autism in 2013, the Bennett’s have sought out any and every experience to provide him with the highest quality of life possible. Along the way, they have met countless people that have impacted their family and cared for their son like he was their own. Heather’s dream since the day of his diagnosis has been to focus on providing families living in similar situations with the same type of experiences they’ve had over the years. What truly drives her is the belief that all individuals deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. She believes in living every moment to the fullest, especially laughing and having fun every single day!

All the stars began to align after Heather’s first email inquiry about the We Rock opportunity. After a much shorter period of time than anticipated, the dream became a reality. The Bennett family couldn’t be more excited to partner with such an amazing franchise. Racine and Kenosha hold special places in both of our hearts as we’ve spent most of our lives in the area. We feel extremely honored and blessed to bring this experience to our communities and cannot wait to be of service to others, to laugh, and to enjoy life together!

The gym is located at 5509 Durand Avenue Ste B in Mount Pleasant, WI 53406. 

Follow them on Instagram here: WRTS Racine County (@wrtsracinecountywi) • Instagram photos and videos

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