#Anxiety and #Autism can be fucking exhausting

The moment Elliott climbed into the car after school, he brokedown in tears. The problem revolved around his makeup work from when we were on vacation.

It’s not that he can’t do the work or that it’s too hard. The problem is that he’s overwhelmed by the amount he has to do.

Elliott has always struggled with anxiety. Sometimes it’s relatively minor and other times it’s absolutely out of control. Today was a particularly hard day for him.

Simply trying to communicate with him was challenging because he was so far over the edge.



The bits and pieces of information I did manage to get from him told me that there was clearly some kind of misunderstanding between him and his teacher.

Once I got him into the house, Lizze worked on comforting him while I called the teacher to figure out exactly what was going on.

Since I wasn’t present when Elliott was at school, all I can do is listen both sides and figure out from there, how to proceed. After speaking with his teacher, it seems that Elliott was not understanding what she had to say.



She asked to speak with Elliott in order to help calm him down and ease his worries.

Thankfully, after clarification, he felt a little better and spent some time working on his makeup work. He’s also going to take his work back and forth from school to home. She said he can eat lunch with her and she’ll help him to get it done.

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The meltdown is over and had been for a few hours.

It’s unbelievable how exhausting it is live through a meltdown, even if we’re just living with the person having it.

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