Melt Downs in Adults
Melt downs in adults with autism is really not a lot different than melt downs in children with autism. They seem to happen at random. They usually seem to have very little to do with what is actually going on. It is further complicated when you have an adult that is fairly verbal because he or she can make a fairly good argument about what is going on. At least until you recognize the argument is ridiculous..
We are going through a lot of changes including a possible move. I can feel the melt down just below the surface. I can hear it in the tone of voice. Thankfully there is some distraction in that we want to go through our things and get rid of stuff that no longer serves us. Organizing things is a great distraction. We will see how long it lasts.
I keep trying to deflect the melt downs with varying degrees of success. I don't believe ignoring it will help the upset from the changes during a move even though we all want to move.
Till next time,