When a special needs child experiences a sensory meltdown, the child has no control over their behavior. A child may try to hurt themselves or their parent, while another child may yell or unknowingly destroy property. As a parent or caregiver, it's upsetting to see a child experience a meltdown along with the emotional impact felt afterward.
On MyAutismTeam, the social network and online support group for those living with autism, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Handling meltdowns are one of the top 10 topics most discussed.
Here are a few question-and-answer threads about handling meltdowns:
Here are conversations that have taken place about handling meltdowns:
My husband and I are having difficulty going out in public without feeling so much anxiety and stress.
You should have seen the stares and facial expressions during her meltdown.
I'm so broken emotionally. I'm considering residential. I can't do this anymore.
Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to MyAutismTeam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.
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