The 4 phases of a meltdown

Posted by: alisrowe, December 7, 2020

Having done quite a lot of research into the subject, I started to see that there may be a trend in the way autistic people experience meltdowns. The trend that I noticed was that there seems to be different ‘phases’ of a meltdown.

I wonder whether if people are able to identify these phases and understand them, they will be able to anticipate and manage their meltdowns better. Might it also be true that if someone identifies and treats a meltdown early on then some ‘symptoms’ might be prevented?

A person might also find that they will be able to anticipate the duration of their ‘attacks’, which can help them better plan their life and know when they’ll be back to normal.

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