- “Why are you freaking out?”
- “Calm down.”
- “That child having a tantrum just needs some discipline.”
- “What a brat!”
- “What a weirdo.”
Phrases that are all too often heard when a person on the Autism spectrum has a meltdown. But these aren’t tantrums… they’re often a reaction to being over stimulated by the environment around them.
And meltdowns don’t just affect people on the Autism spectrum. Meltdowns are all too common for children with Sensory Processing Disorder as well.
Here 15 people on the Autism spectrum describe what a meltdown feels like.
If you are on the autism spectrum, how would you describe what a meltdown feels like?
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