Because our needs can change throughout our lifetimes (and even daily), the trick is finding balance by learning what different types of stimuli can help us in the various situations and environments we find ourselves in. Continue reading The First Environment was Overstimulating, The Second Environment was Understimulating, but the Last Environment was Just Right
While grace and understanding from others can make these struggles easier, they don’t prevent them entirely (because some of my biggest triggers come from within).
Continue reading Autism and Overwhelm: Autistic Meltdowns, Shutdowns, and Overloads – Oh my!
Understanding Autism & Meltdowns: Meltdowns, elopements, shutdowns, and other types of overloads are MEDICAL EVENTS.
Continue reading Meltdowns, Elopements, Shutdowns, and Sensory Overloads – Oh MY!
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