Meet the Salas Family!
We are Raoul and Adriana Salas, and we are parents of three wonderful children, Edith, Edelyn, and our Raoul Jr. I have worked for an aerospace company in Wilmington, CA for several years now, and my wife, Adriana has had previous experience working with children in a classroom setting as a counselor. In 2013, we received our daughter, Edelyn’s, Type 1 diabetes diagnosis. Learning how to provide Edelyn with the best support and care she needs has been an incredibly touch journey for all of us. In the beginning, changing our daily lifestyle was quite difficult, and while we still face our challenges with Edelyn’s health, we are blessed and lucky to know that she is a loving and happy child with a wonderful life ahead of her.
Our journey with autism was another story, one that began with our nephew, Dean. When he was about a year and a half, we started to notice that he was not interacting with family or other kids. He loved flapping his hands and spinning toys in odd ways. It wasn’t until he was two-years-old that we learned he had autism. While searching for activities that our children and our nephew could participate in together, we came across We Rock the Spectrum. We began reading what this place was all about and immediately fell in love. After our daughter’s diagnosis, and after we learned about Dean, we knew we wanted to be advocates for other children with disabilities and or health challenges.
We’re so excited to be opening the first We Rock the Spectrum in the Long Beach area. We know that our Long Beach community is very much in need of an amazing place like this, where kids of all abilities can play and grow together! We look forward to serving you for many years to come.
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