I’m dealing with overstimulation today and it pretty much sucks

Emmett’s having a really rough day.  I’m so worn out already and they’ve only been home a few hours. 

What I’ve noticed over my decade and a half of Autism parenting, is that the thing that causes overstimulation doesn’t have to be a bad thing. 

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Overstimulation is one of the leading causes of meltdowns. 

I think that people assume that overstimulation is caused by unpleasant situations that a child can’t cope with. 

While there is some truth to that assumption, it’s only half true. 

The reality is that any situation can lead to overstimulation and meltdowns.… Read More