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  1. C

    I could use some help

    I have autism and I just started a new job. I really really wanted this job, but now that I have it the change is scary and I don’t have a strict daily work schedule like I used to. It's made me contemplate quitting my dream after just two weeks. I hate myself and I hate this job even though I...
  2. Irakus34

    I Shouted To My Now-Former Chief

    Hi. It's been a while. Trying to cope up with a lot of feelings that are drowning me from time to time. What causes meltdowns more often. Actually, the other day I had one of the worst meltdowns I've suffered in years. Nothing was in my control. Nothing could be fixed by me. Yet, everyone...
  3. Inu_S

    Meltdown from chewing noise

    So, I’m the aspie, but my daughter (12, undiagnosed) melts down when she hears the sound of my chewing. She will start shrugging, crying, yelling at me that I’m disgusting, hitting objects around her. This happens at home. In public she might hold a hand to an ear and look away, but holds...
  4. FlowerFlo

    When i do i know when its too much?

    I have a hard time noticing when i dont have much social energy left or things are too much until its too late. This leds to lots of meltdowns and sensory overloads. The more i mask the worse it gets. Any ideas what i could do to notice these things more early?
  5. FlowerFlo

    How to deal wiht meltdowns

    For me unknown reasons i currently cant have a day wiht people in it, wihtout ending in what i think is a meltdown.And i always have a hard time dealing and recovering from these. What is something that could help?
  6. donna_noble

    How To Avoid Having a Meltdown?

    I want to be vaccinated against Covid-19 but getting a shot (or anything involving a needle) triggers a meltdown. I’ve sent e-mails about this to some of my local autism resources, but I thought I’d ask the community while I’m waiting to hear back from them. What I’ve tried so far is taking an...
  7. jleeb05

    Is it Just Me...(lesser known/discussed ASD traits)

    Hi all, This is my first time posting. I'm a little less than three weeks away from beginning my ASD assessment. As a kid, it was assumed by me, my therapist, and my family that I had Asperger's but I was never officially assessed or diagnosed. While there are many reasons for this assumption...
  8. callmeriver

    coping mechanisms when on the verge of a meltdown/shutdown

    i feel like i’m on the verge of either a shutdown or meltdown and i was wondering if there are ways to calm down after it happens. lately i been watching 5 minutes crafts during shutdowns (the unrealistic crafts make me laugh) but i’m not sure how much longer it will help with shutdowns. i...
  9. simetra

    Stopping meltdowns

    Yesterday was a subpar day in almost every sense of the word for autistic me. Days on which I change outfits more than once before leaving the house always end up like this (I often do this when my routine is messed up). I forgot something important to give to a friend I met up with, my shoes...
  10. N

    Asperger and long distance communication

    A hello to everyone and I hope you are all well due to current situations. I had a thought basically awhile ago but it came into my mind again today . Since I am currently in a long distance relationship right now for a while longer and since we can’t see each other so much. I relay mostly...
  11. simetra

    Analyzing my first Corona meltdown

    Yesterday, it's been approximately five and a half months since my last meltdown. Today, it's been zero days since my last meltdown. Several factors have piled up that eventually caused it - and I am a tad bit ashamed to admit that all of them stem from the current global situation. Since I...
  12. Laura Sinclair

    Is it normal to be able to sense a meltdown coming?

    Hello, I have recently just been diagnosed as an Adult with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Stage One without Learning Difficulties.) I was wondering if it was normal for me to be able to sense when my own meltdowns are starting to happen? Also, do you have any tips for coping with meltdowns...
  13. D

    Brother of ASD, what should I do here?

    Hello all, I'm looking to get some advice on what I should do/not do when it comes to my brother's meltdowns. The worst stim is watching sports, he has a specific team and gets extremely upset when they lose... and they lose a lot. By upset, I mean hitting his head, yelling, swearing, slamming...
  14. S

    I had a meltdown and I dont know how i feel.

    Hi, Today i was in my mothers car with her when a car was coming too fast towards the round about we were going round and it caused me to get really anxious and aggressive and my mum tried to say that if she was to hit us then it would be the other drivers fault but i kept getting the compulsive...
  15. P

    Meltdowns keep happening...

    Hi, recently diagnosed 25f, never really knew that they were meltdowns before but now I have a name to a face. Things aren't going super great in life right now and I'm working hard on cutting out my alcohol dependency, but my anxiety is really out of control. I keep having meltdowns almost...
  16. shinobi

    Dealing with Meltdowns/Shutdowns

    My question is, how do you cope? I still struggle even to this very day when everything overwhelms me. I've had grown adults making fun of me in public, labeling me as a "spoiled brat" and demanding me to be taken to hospital to be "drugged and locked up". Usually when people approach me...
  17. Vaunderbroad

    Aspie love, how to build a new life? This is the hardest thing I’ve ever done.

    I am in a 7 month long romantic relationship (and have AS but am a good masker and like/need people.) I met the love of my life (also AS but more classic attributes) online and moved to his city because I love him and want to build a life together. My routine used to revolve around yoga, work...
  18. Canismajoris

    Autistic meltdown: is it prerequisite for ASD?

    I have read quite many books about autism recently to understand myself better. (Self-diagnosed male 42y) One thing that seems to be very common is that people who have ASD experience meltdowns when the sensory overload gets too big. Very often in the autism liteature these meltdowns are...
  19. J

    Seeking my own autistic confirmation.

    I am a 32 year old male who was recently diagnosed. My diagnosis occurred over 3 visitations to the doctor. The first was an introduction, the second a questionnaire for my wife and I regarding my behavior as well as an IQ test, and the third was the doctor's analysis of my personal behavior...
  20. techteach

    Overwhelming Melt-down Question

    Hi guys, I need help. Please. And I know this post will sound crazy... I have been working (maybe obsessed?) with a project for months. Finally got a break from school and time to build it. Set up yesterday to do so but every time I was ready to start I would get interrupted. I'd have to shut...
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