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New Jersey Gym Offering Sensory-Safe Space For Children With Autism, Special Needs – CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Playtime hasn’t always been this fun for 7-year-old Julian Carty, whose sensory processing disorder often prevents him from getting off the ground.

“I really wanted to try [the zip line], but my body wouldn’t really let me do it so I tried and tried and practiced and practiced and it finally worked and I went on it and faced my fear and I got it,” he said.

These kinds of victories are part of the goal of the newly opened We Rock the Spectrum gym in Audubon, New Jersey, which aims to be a sensory-safe space, especially for children with autism and special needs.

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