I was ready to begin my search for answers. I came across the use of trampolines in therapy for autistic children and thought, oh that is the thing for her! Now mind you, at this point, there was again: no touching, no eye contact, no recognition of others in the room, no play, etc. We bought the trampoline, set it up and immediately she knew what to do. She jumped her little heart out. Within days we started to reap the benefits. We started receiving eye contact, smiles, recognition of people (especially daddy), and many other things. The first toy that she picked up and could play with “appropriately” after this therapy began (after many months of turning over and spinning the wheels on it) was the rolling xylophone. When she picked up that stick and started belting out those notes, I cried. That trampoline was the best $100 I’ve ever spent in my life.