Managing and Preventing Meltdowns

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This past Saturday, I was given the opportunity to speak at the Autism Society of East Tennessee’s Autism Educational Conference.

I felt a bit out of place (most of the people there were neurotypical), but that’s okay. My topic that I presented on was the management and prevention of meltdowns, as well as how to better support healthy emotional regulation. Considering how many meltdowns I had preparing for this session, the irony has not been lost on me.

Since I know a lot of people are unable to afford attending the conferences, I figured it would be helpful to post the information on here. I want to make sure the information is as accessible as possible.


Meltdowns are easily one of the most difficult parts of being autistic.

I love being autistic (something a lot of people don’t hear often!), but meltdowns are honestly the worst.

The best way I…

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2 thoughts on “Managing and Preventing Meltdowns

  1. This was really interesting to read. I am now wondering whether a lot of my intense / hard to explain panic attacks are actually meltdowns! And when I scratch myself without realising I’m hurting myself, when I’m stressed. I only heard about meltdowns after being diagnosed with autism. I really like the S.C.A.R.E.D method and am sharing it with my family. Thank you 💜

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