“I didn’t do it!!” Even if you saw him do it, your autistic child didn’t do it. Here’s what I mean.
Tagged: understanding my autistic loved one
An Autistic Meltdown Is Not a Tantrum – How to Spot the Difference and Avoid Further Traumatizing Your Loved One
An autistic meltdown is not the same as a tantrum, and mistaking them for each other can cause serious and lasting psychological harm to your loved one!
Does your autistic loved one speak in analogies? I do! And I mean no offense by it. In fact, it’s how I communicate, clarify, and connect with others.
“Why Are You Saying This Out of Nowhere?” – A Short Script for Autistic People to Decrease Misunderstandings
“Why are you saying this out of nowhere?” This script is something autistic people can use when a conversation goes wrong.
When an autistic person asks a question, we are looking for an answer. That’s it. There is no other reason. Please understand this.
Does it seem like your autistic child is being “dramatic”? Meltdowns are something that happen TO us, not something we do on purpose.
Is your autistic loved one messing with you on purpose? Probably not. It’s important to understand that autistic and neurotypical intentions are often very different, as is the interpretation of them.