Meet the Owners!
Hi, we are the Vidra family. I am Lyndsey Vidra, and I have been married to my husband, Kirk Vidra, for over 16 years. We have three wonderful children-Kaden, Carson and Kylin. Kirk’s job as an attorney has allowed me to stay home with our children for the last twelve years. Having this opportunity to spend this time with my children has been a true blessing. Now that they are all in school full time I decided it was time for me to go back work. I knew that I wanted to work with children with special needs again.
I was one of the lucky ones who knew exactly what I wanted to do going into college. I knew that I was going to be a teacher, a teacher of children with special needs. In high school, I was given the opportunity to volunteer in an elementary special education classroom. I knew from that moment that this was my future. After graduating, my first classroom was a classroom for children with autism. I was given the opportunity to set up a classroom filled with visual schedules, routine, sensory activities, speech/language therapy, occupational therapy, structure and inclusion in the general education classroom. The families I encountered wanted more than anything for their child to function, succeed and to be accepted by their peers.
We believe that our journey to We Rock the Spectrum was truly meant to be. My husband was searching the web, looking at stories about his hometown, St. Louis. That is when he came across a story about the We Rock the Spectrum Fenton owners, the Tipton family. Kirk immediately showed me the article. It was that article that led us to We Rock the Spectrum.
We are excited to provide a place where all members of a family can play together in a safe, fun environment. As well as a place for children with special needs and typical children to develop friendships and learn from each other.
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