Hi! We are Jessica and Garbis and we are so excited to join the We Rock family and create a safe haven for children of ALL abilities in the Oakville community!
Both Garbis and I are avid sports fans. We enjoy watching/playing sports and attending live sporting events whenever possible. We also enjoy getting outside and going on walks together. We also have a cat named Cheddar who we love very much. Our son, Gavin’s, favorite show is Bubble Guppies, and Garbis and I often find ourselves quoting the show in reference to what is going on in our life. We enjoy watching comedies and keeping things light and breezy.
Hello, my name is Gavin Murphy Garabed and I am 9 years old and was diagnosed with ASD and a language disorder in July 2018. I have had some extra steps in life as I was born at 27 weeks with a heart condition called tetralogy of fallot (heart murmur large ventricular special defect) pulmonary atresia or TOF for short form. It was corrected in November 2014, but I will need a few more heart operations in my life. My mom says I am tough, so she is not worried about them! I am nonverbal but that does not mean I do not communicate. I have other methods I use to get my point across. Sometimes my patience is low and I can be a bit stubborn, but my mom says I come by that honestly, not sure what that means but it seems to make Dad smile!
My parents are constantly trying to find activities for me to do on the weekends and other times when I am not in school. Then one day we discovered a place called “We Rock the Spectrum – Oakville” and I was in my absolute glory! This place had everything a kid like me needs! I can run, jump, climb, swing, and chill out in the calming room. There were other kids just like me doing the same thing and I could be as loud as I wanted! I think the best part for me was seeing my parents talk to other parents and caregivers and have conversations. They both seemed so happy! When we were leaving to go home that afternoon from WRTS – Oakville, Mom said to Dad, “I am going to open one of these places for Gavin.” Dad laughed and we continued down the 403 highway…
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Spectrum Kid's Gym