What is an Autistic Meltdown?

This woman presents an audio clip  giving a very factual description of what an #ActuallyAutistic meltdown can be like and what can cause them to occur

Last week I posted a very short video explaining what autistic meltdowns and shutdowns are in just over two minutes. Since posting I’ve had some questions so this week I took the time to answer a few reader questions in this audio clip.

via All About Autistic Meltdowns & Shutdowns (Audio Only) — Neurodivergent Rebel

Published by Starlisa Black Photography

My mother taught me to love the world around me… and if I can help others to see with new eyes by showing that beauty through photography. I have accomplished my hearts goal . Husum, WA is my childhood home and I consider home to be anywhere from Mount Adams to the Columbia River. I give thanks to my parents for their love for Nature and God. Starlisa.smugmug.com My work can be found online in full on Flickr, and while I am not set up to sell on that site, if you find a print of any size or style you wish to inquire about simply email me and I can send you a price list of prints by themselves or framed or mounted on foam core, gallery wraps, and standouts. I also license my photos for use in magazines, travel brochures and for web site use, and have been published several times. During the summer I am often at Saturday Market in Trout Lake or Hood River with my Note Cards and Prints You can also find me on Google as Darlisa Black, and on Facebook as Starlisa Black Photography www.flickr.com/photos/starlisa Starlisa.Black@gmail.com Thank you for Viewing…

17 thoughts on “What is an Autistic Meltdown?

  1. Thanks for the post. I found it very informative. It also clarified something for me. Meltdown/Shutdowns are different than cycling correct? As in my 10 year old daughters case, stress will make her regress. Sometimes what triggers it is obvious, other times not so obvious.

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      1. I try lol. I think the hardest part is being her translator, and her voice. Getting others to be empathetic towards her is the hardest challenge. They see a little girl that is being a brat, or excessively whiny. I have to work at getting them to understand that she THINKS differently than they do. Sometimes people get it, more often, they don’t.

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      2. I found another when I thought might be really helpful for you. I don’t know if you have any iPhone or Mac products, but the download sample from iBooks Was very informative. I summed up some of the details in a new post

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      3. You bet! I feel a lot of empathy for my autistic friends trying to be who they are, but also for parents of autistcs just trying to get it right and not leave lasting harm. I know darn well that some of the things I did as a mother accidentally scarred my only child, they don’t come with instruction manuals and everyone is different

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      4. That is true. I have two sets of children. Two older (grown) daughters from a previous marriage and my two from my second marriage.
        Both are a blast, a lot of fun, but “stupid parent mistakes” happen all the time. Just part of being a parent.
        With Alexis, had bit like walking on eggshells at times. She sees the world differently from me and her siblings. Sometimes, very clearly. Other times, she struggles to understand what we perceive as the easiest of concepts.
        All and all, most everything is going well. Just the learning curve and being her advocate…as I am with all my children.

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