Woman starts Albany sensory gym for people on spectrum

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As a long-time marketing executive at arenas along the East Coast, Lisa Audi was surrounded by top musical acts, like Tina Turner, Garth Brooks, The Grateful Dead and even Pavarotti. After their concerts, she left those arenas on a high.

Now she’s the founder of Bring on the Spectrum, a sensory gym for individuals living with autism. She says her job is still exciting.

Transferring her passion for making thousands of people happy to making others smile on a smaller scale — she says couldn’t have happened without her daughter, who is deaf and has autism. 

Audi wanted her have a happy life just like other kids. So she started Bring on the Spectrum on Fuller Road in Albany to provide the swings, monkey bars and slides to kids with autism. There are also light sensitive rooms for when they want to explore.

Audi also has a community space so young people can also take part in volunteer activities.

See what it all looks like inside by watching the video of Elaine Houstons story.