Sometimes when I am unable to get away from other people, or the situation that I am in, or event that has triggered my meltdown, then I will go from flee to fight, and have a meltdown, where I may become air quotes, “combative”, “aggressive”, “defensive” -because I feel as if I am in danger, and cannot flee and get away from the danger, so then it switches to “defend myself and fight”. Continue reading Autism & Learning to Recognize Autistic Meltdowns Before It’s Too Late
At first meltdowns and tantrums can look alike, especially at first glance, but knowing the difference between a meltdown and a tantrum can help you to respond appropriately to the situation – by showing compassion and support to someone who is struggling.
Continue reading Tantrum or Autistic Meltdown – How You Can Spot the Difference
Hey everyone, NeuroRebel here. And this week, we’re going to talk about sensory overload. And can I just be honest before we dive in here? Sensory overload sucks.
#ActuallyAutistic #AskingAutistics – what is sensory overload like for you? Continue reading Autistic Sensory Overload
If you were a child and you were getting scolded and you got in trouble for having meltdowns you may have learned to turn all that in on yourself and learn to shut down instead of melting down. Continue reading Autism & Shutdowns – How They Differ from Autistic Meltdowns
#AskingAutistics – do you have any tips for avoiding meltdowns / shutdowns? Continue reading An Autistic Perspective – Avoiding Meltdowns & Shutdowns
Last week I posted a very short video explaining what autistic meltdowns and shutdowns are in just over two minutes. Since posting I’ve had some questions so this week I took the time to answer a few reader questions in this audio clip. Continue reading All About Autistic Meltdowns & Shutdowns (Audio Only)