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
Thank you to whoever created this! I had a preschool teacher try to tell my that my autistic son just "doesn't care" about other people. And she was a special ed preschool teacher too! I was SO angry! He CARES even if he isn't EXPRESSING it.