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At one of our last Parent Support Groups, we were talking about meltdowns and children and this question came up. What is your experience of meltdowns and what do children on the spectrum say when they are having one? ... See MoreSee Less

At one of our last Parent Support Groups, we were talking about meltdowns and children and this question came up. What is your experience of meltdowns and what do children on the spectrum say when they are having one?

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As a full grown, elderly adult, I still have meltdowns. We have meltdowns because we are overwhelmed. They may seem to come out of the blue but in reality, they are due to a build up of emotions. As a child I was even more overwhelmed which resulted in shutdowns as well as meltdowns. Sometimes I couldn't speak at all (situational mutism which I still have) and the adults thought I was just very shy or in a mood 🙁 Back to meltdowns......children say things in anger and frustration because they need help but nobody understands. It took me a lifetime to work all this out.....I struggled until I was diagnosed at age 67. By conversing with other adult autistics, I was finally able to understand. I have much fewer now and also can tell when one is coming on. My family have been very understanding and supportive, thankfully.

Almost every day sadly. Gets into so much trouble at school when it’s aimed at his TA

When are the parent support groups

Yes ,quite a lot

When is the next parent group at Stretford? Is it this Monday does anybody know? Thanks

Yes, everyday.

All the time.

Yes

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What is the bravest thing you’ve done?

Read all about the bravest thing David has done in our latest I AM Members profile interview - i-am-autism.org.uk/member-profiles-david-stewart/
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What is the bravest thing you’ve done?

Read all about the bravest thing David has done in our latest  I AM Members profile interview - https://i-am-autism.org.uk/member-profiles-david-stewart/

We've heard a lot of opinions regarding 6-week holidays, ranging from "good time to spend with the kids" to "close to having a breakdown". What do you think? Is the 6-week holidays too long? ... See MoreSee Less

Weve heard a lot of opinions regarding 6-week holidays, ranging from good time to spend with the kids to close to having a breakdown. What do you think? Is the 6-week holidays too long?

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No ! My daughter loves the holidays it’s school that stresses her to the max,

As all children, regardless of their neurotype, are individuals, it obviously depends on the child. This question makes it sound like all autistics are the same 🙁

I-Am holiday days certainly help us manage. It’s the only thing A will go to so can’t thank you guys enough.

It would be good to break it up more so they have more reset time in between

Ends up being 8 weeks as my son cant re adjust

Should be 2 Weeks

Yes

No! Not long enough!

Should be broken up throughout the year instead

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Have you just been diagnosed with autism? You likely have a lot of questions and will be looking to learn more about your autism diagnosis.

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Have you just been diagnosed with autism? You likely have a lot of questions and will be looking to learn more about your autism diagnosis.

Would you be interested in joining a support group? 
Call us on 0161 866 8483 to find out more information.

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Just sent email x

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