Trampolines are a huge part of our lives. Needless to say that is why I have one in my house.
People with autism spectrum disorders often suffer from anxiety and built-up stress. Some people with autism will often jump up and down to meet their sensory needs or to relieve themselves from the tension and anxiety. They will do it in a room, on your furniture...you name it.....they will jump on it. Children and grown-ups with autism have to deal with sensory imbalances and in order to control that feeling, some individuals will seek relief in repetitive movements, like rocking, swinging and fidgeting. Jumping on a trampoline is an excellent way to simulate these soothing moves and works as an anti-stress method at the same time.
Trenton uses the trampoline for all of the above reasons. It is a necessity when it comes to his needs.
Below is a short clip of the boys jumping on their trampoline in their sensory room today after therapy.