An Autistic Perspective – Avoiding Meltdowns & Shutdowns

#AskingAutistics – do you have any tips for avoiding meltdowns / shutdowns?

3 thoughts on “An Autistic Perspective – Avoiding Meltdowns & Shutdowns

  1. Thank you for posting that. I have become more aware of impending meltdowns or shutdowns, but it’s usually too late and they take over me anyway. So basically, I know it’s coming but I’m powerless to stop it. In time hopefully I’ll learn how to.

  2. From the perspective of a dad to a son with autism, I’d love to know the answer to this as well. He has lots of options for stimming and his meltdowns have decreased as he’s gotten older. We usually just let him remove himself from whatever situation has caused the issue, and he’s generally calmed after a walk and to clear his mind a bit. Music is his go-to, and if there’s a swing nearby, he’s gonna seek it out.

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