Meltdown behavior is quite common for those with Autism Spectrum Disorders. And, indeed, the most frequently asked question by parents and educators is: “What do I do when my child has a meltdown?”
Judy Endow, MSW, has written a very good article on the stages of meltdown behavior and strategies to prevent them before they start. This is a powerful tool to help parents and educators cope with explosive behavior in our autistic children.
And check out the chart below for a quick reference of the differences between a tantrum and a meltdown.