Meet the Owners!
Our journey to opening We Rock the Spectrum comes from both our personal experience as parents of a child on the spectrum, as well as my professional experience working as an ABA therapist.
My name is Meagan Carrero and I worked as an ABA therapist at Cornerstone Autism Center for almost three years. My husband, Paul, has worked in the restaurant industry for more than 20 years. We have four amazing children: Nate, Natalie, James, and Jonah. Our son James was diagnosed with autism when he was just three years old and attended the center I worked at for 1 ½ years before successfully transitioning to Kindergarten.
I have learned so much from James and the children I was able to work with. Watching a child master a skill they have worked so hard to accomplish is incredibly rewarding. Seeing a child learn to communicate in any form — verbally, through signs, or using a communication device — and how this can make such a positive impact both socially and behaviorally has taught me so much. I truly feel that everyone just wants to be able to connect to the people around them but for some children the way they choose to do this may look different than what we are used to.
This is why we wanted to bring We Rock the Spectrum to Lafayette. We want to provide a fun and safe environment for children of all abilities to make these connections and feel accepted. We hope to provide a space where children can learn new skills while having fun and creating lifelong friendships. We love We Rock the Spectrum’s full inclusion concept because all children can learn from one another and develop a mindset of patience, understanding, and acceptance.
Our Gym Includes:
- Suspended equipment with swings – for balance and vestibular treatment
- Crash mats and crash pillows – for fun, motor planning, and strength
- Zip line – for stress release and joint and body relaxation
- Trampoline – for building leg and core strength
- Indoor play structure – for climbing and increasing playground skills
- Sensory-based toys – for improved auditory processing and fine motor skills
- Fine Motor and Arts and Crafts Area – for improved hand-eye coordination