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Getting Upset

Posted by Admin on November 11, 2013 at 4:15 PM

It's just as important to teach someone on the spectrum to recognize when they are getting upset as it is to teach them to calm themselves down when they are already upset.  Being proactive about a meltdown can be the difference between a small bump in the day and the end of the day.  If you are a caregiver to someone on the spectrum, let them know if you think there may be a trigger up ahead.  Then help them to see the options on how to deal with it before they are too upset to do so.  You can even have them make a list with you!  When the trigger arrives, remind them of these options again and show them the list.  This process is a really important part towards independence!

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Reply Angel the Alien
10:46 PM on November 17, 2013 
I wish someone had taught me how to calm myself down and deal with things! When I was a kid I just got screamed at, which only made it worse. To this day, I cannot manage my "meltdowns" een though I am able to function well in most other ways.