This is what Sensory Overload feels like.

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As an adult on the spectrum, I am often asked what a sensory overload feels like. I can tell you from my perspective what it feels like, as well as how I think you can help your child.

Here’s an example of an overload for me: I have a nice day planned, something I’ve been looking forward to for weeks. Let’s say an open-air concert. The weather may be fine, and the company pleasant, but a dull pain starts behind my eyes.

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How to Help with Meltdowns and Stimming Needs

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After my son was diagnosed with autism then subsequently myself I decided to do this piece for those who’s child may be diagnosed with autism or you may only have the suspicion that they are on the spectrum.

Apart from concerns about your child’s communication and social skills, they may also display self stimulating behaviours and melt downs. These behaviours may display as pacing, rocking, jumping and spinning. They may have oral stims they use to regulate themselves from humming, singing, ...

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