Managing MeltdownsDecember 10, 2012
Information about managing meltdowns
I would love to hear from other autistic people, about what methods work for them, to manage overload and self-regulate levels of stress and emotion! Please share yours in the comments section! Also if you want to respond/comment on some of the ones in this reblogged list, please do!
Note: I apologize for this post being late. I had this post completely finished yesterday afternoon and my internet connection glitched and I lost 50% of this post.
Reading Gavin Bollard’s article, Adult Meltdowns and Problems of Restraint, prompted me to ask several of my Facebook and Twitter acquaintances the following question:
As adults, how do you anticipate/prevent meltdowns? Or handle the situation post-meltdown?
The subsequent responses on twitter and Facebook were so helpful to me, I wanted to share some of my favorites ideas.
When the sensory and neurological system becomes overwhelmed to the point of loss of control. This can look like rage or a tantrum but it is deeper than that. – Lynne Soraya
There seems to be three parts to meltdown control.
#5 – Know your Triggers. (@Sunfell) The first step to any of this is understanding…
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