10 Things That Helped Me With Meltdowns as an Autistic Child

By Kerry Magro: For Entire Post, Go Here…

One of the more common questions I get asked as a professional speaker and autism self-advocate is about my communication challenges. After this question, though, the majority of the questions are about my previous meltdowns due to sensory overload.

As a nonverbal child until I was 3, most people think my main obstacle was communication, when it was really sensory integration dysfunction. The main challenges I faced included loud noises, challenges with inclement weather, bright lights and not being able to be bathed until 18 months old due to the textural feeling of water on my skin. The one area that was most challenging for my parents was my meltdowns.

It was a very long road with my occupational therapist to overcome these obstacles. A big shout out has to go out to my parents, who helped me a great deal. I wouldn’t be who I am today without them.

I wanted to share 10 things that helped me during these meltdowns as an autistic child in the hope it may help you with your child.

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