Its Erupted. Meltdowns and Autism

This blog is so late but if you read my last update you’ll understand why. But today I want to talk about one thing. Meltdowns it is inevitable that at some point in you or your child’s life you have experienced a meltdown.  I have had many of them trust me. But recently I was able to fight it. In the time I was on that work programme. I managed to get flustered by too many processes going on in my head at once and I made a mistake that really sent me over the edge. Now in my head I had two options. Fight it or run. I wanted to run so bad. But if I did would I be where I want to be by the end of this programme. So I fought. I told myself  I could do it. I can work past it. If I don’t it will consume me if I do I can be proud of my work today, and so I continued to work.

The mighty describes a meltdown as the world ending, a darkness which consumes you. I tend to agree with that statement.

As i Usually do I think its about time I explain what an actual meltdown is. Oh and thanks to Ambitious about Autism for this definition, I don’t think I could explain it any better.

Basically, it’s a complete loss of behavioural control. A person having a meltdown tends to scream, attack people, hurt themselves, break things, and generally go all-out. Once you reach meltdown point, they’ve pretty much lost it – and the chances are fair that they won’t be able to get hold of themselves for quite some time.

– See more about Autism @: https://www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk/understanding-autism/behaviour/meltdowns#sthash.HKONqSkZ.dpuf

Have to put a plug in to my friends now and then don’t I?

The five main triggers of a melt down are emotion, too many demands, information, sensory issues, and the unpracticable nature that is life.

No doubt you probably have some useful tips for handling meltdowns, I normally handle mine by mentally focusing on my happy place. Now your wondering what my happy place is. I’ll tell you next week in my blog coping techniques,

Now I want to know your methods. Leave a comment either on facebook or twitter, you know where I am right?

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For Now

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Author: JustoneAutisticGirl

My About for 2016. Tada! LOL I am JOAG, Joag is a fictional character I created to help me write about Autism. JOAG is an acronym for Just One Autistic Girl. JOAG is a unique individual with a passion for autism. Now this year I am taking the blog a step further. Joag is creating a website. Not Just any website A web forum based on autism. creating a safe place for those on the spectrum. In my blog I tell personal stories my personal stories not some fictitious nonsense I make up to make my blog seem more relevant to you. Now I want a personal goal for me. I want to do something for me. Each day I want to be inspiring I am going to run 2 miles everyday. 2 Miles a day times 365 days. 730 Miles is doable and it’s a good start for someone just getting started. But my goal for the blog and site this year is the intervention for bullying. I don't have a stat yet for the number of people in the world with autism. But we do know that it touches 2.8 mil people a day How many people are bullied on the spectrum? How many are silent sufferers? How long will we let this go on?

2 thoughts on “Its Erupted. Meltdowns and Autism”

  1. We use juice with our son (if he will take it) the juice seems to help “reset” him. We will also ask him to tell us his name to try to get another part of his brain reengaged.

    I absolutely love hearing how you worked past it! That is fantastic! You must have been exhausted afterwards. I hope you were kind to yourself when you got home. 🙂

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