If it’s really bad, I’ll start touching my chair with my hand next to me. I might close my eyes and listen to the sounds in the room around me. I will probably count and do breathing exercises. Continue reading Managing Anxiety & Panic Attacks – an Autistic Perspective
#AskingAutistics – do you have any tips for avoiding meltdowns / shutdowns? Continue reading An Autistic Perspective – Avoiding Meltdowns & Shutdowns
To the untrained eye, a meltdown can look like a tantrum, but the reality of what is happening to someone having a meltdown is very different. Meltdowns and shutdowns can be a result of sensory overload, physical and mental exhaustion, triggered by acute stress, or depleted energy reserves. Continue reading Autistic Meltdowns, Shutdowns, & Tantrums, oh my!