Autism Spectrum Disorder and Meltdowns

Both children and adults  with autism often display a co-occurring disorder of anxiety. Meltdown typically occur when an event triggers a reaction which can be due to a new or unfamiliar situation that is seen as a potential threat.

The following articles provide information on managing autistic meltdowns:

11 things autistic people say can trigger  meltdown

How autistic meltdown differ from ordinary temper tantrums

How to ease autism meltdowns on the go

How to handle meltdowns

Managing autism meltdowns, tantrums and aggression 

Tantrum vs. autistic meltdown: what is the difference? 

The difference between meltdown and tantrums

What is an autism meltdown?

What it’s like to have a severe autism meltdown

When my son with autism melts down, here’s what I do