"Calm down" is a phrase that we all use, especially with kids when experiencing intense emotions. Here are some alternative phrases that just might yield better results, and an action plan to put them in place.
Life skills for adults with autism are very important as they transition to adulthood. Actively participate in transition planning to ensure your young adult's future. Click to read more or pin for later!
This chart is good information about meltdowns. *** But please remember that adults with ASD have "meltdowns" too, although they are very different***. As an adult it's not possible to throw a tantrum so the issues shown on the diagram manifest differently. (And differently in different ASD adults.) What's needed is acceptance and helping that person decompress and destress before a meltdown happens. -- http://www.theautismdad.com
What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? It is rather ridiculous to assume the adults pictured actually have autism. And NO the vaccine connections has NOT been ruled out. In fact the studies that are cited to "prove" vaccines are not linked to autism have been discredited. Link here: http://www.ageofautism.com/2009/04/fourteen-studies-only-if-you-never-read-them.html
QuickCues ($4.99) a social script app that helps teens and young adults on the autism spectrum to handle new situations and learn new skills. On the Job: NEW!!! Helps users navigate the complex world of employment. It includes scripts for nurturing appropriate office conversation, addressing conflict, and successful interaction in team membership (additional $4.99 iAP).