How To Deal With A Meltdown With Aspergers and Autism (Full Version)


Uploaded by erinclem on 16.01.2012

Transcript:
Hi everyone!
AspergerSadie from Twitter here.
or you can follow me on my website, www.ihaveaspergers.webs.com
As you know, I have Aspergers.
I'm 22 years old, and I was diagnosed when
I was in 10th grade, or about 15 or 16 years old.
This video is going to be the full version of
me talking about meltdowns
because someone requested that I make a video to
-a video to include more.
So I'm going to go ahead and cover
The same things that I did in my last video, only
include extra things as well.
So, first of all, meltdowns:
A meltdown, by me, can be caused by
any one or more of the following:
Miscommunication,
Frustration
Anxiety
Stress
and overstimulation.
Now the best way to help me when
I'm having a meltdown is to give me
space and quiet and time.
Trying to talk to me about my behavior will NOT help me
at that time.
And actually, it will most likely make the situation worse.
So, when I'm about to, you know
go into that mode, it's NOT good to try and talk to me about my behavior.
Once I feel the meltdown coming, there is really no way to stop it,
other than giving myself the time and space that I need to calm down.
Otherwise, it's going to be imminent,
and also ABSOLUTELY NOTHING can go wrong
while I am having my time and space
to calm down, or I will still go into a meltdown.
to calm down, or I will still go into a meltdown.
to calm down, or I will still go into a meltdown.
to calm down, or I will still go into a meltdown.
to calm down, or I will still go into a meltdown.
to calm down, or I will still go into a meltdown.
to calm down, or I will still go into a meltdown.
And I wanted to explain that I respond this way
I respond in this meltdown
Because,
I can't TAKE anymore, you know? It's -it's TOO MUCH coming in.
I just need a BREAK from the world.
My system is going to be like an overloaded computer crashing, basically.
(All of you computer people out there, you know what I'm talking about now!)
And I KNOW that this meltdown is NOT acceptable behavior,
And I KNOW that this meltdown is NOT acceptable behavior,
and I feel TERRIBLE for it afterwards, every time.
but I don't know how else to respond to this stimuli.
It's-it's like having someone ask a baby not to cry.
That's the best way I can explain it.
A baby can't help it, I can't help it.
It's my natural response,
and I don't know how else to deal and cope at that moment.
So I go into a meltdown.
So a baby- you know, they
they don't know how else to deal and cope with
what's going on and how else to ask for help and
things like that, so they cry.
That's sort of the same situation.
It's very difficult, but
it CAN be helped with the time and the space.
So that's my video on meltdowns, and
Again, you can follow me on Twitter, @AspergerSadie
and visit my website, www.ihaveaspergers.webs.com
and visit my website, www.ihaveaspergers.webs.com
Thanks again for watching! Bye!