• Understanding Autism from the Inside

    “Academics came easily to me. The rest of life—not so much.”
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Is My Child Having a Tantrum or a Meltdown?—Recognizing the Difference

Children and adults with autism spectrum disorders are susceptible to suffering what are called “meltdowns.” These meltdowns are brought on by communication frustrations, sensory overload, or other usual environmental factors. They difference starkly from a tantrum which can “appear” similar but has the intended purpose of getting what one wants. …

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