From Anxiety to Meltdown: How Individuals on the Autism Spectrum Deal with Anxiety, Experience Meltdowns, Manifest Tantrums, and How You Can Intervene Effectively

Deborah Lipsky


From Anxiety to Meltdown: How Individuals on the Autism Spectrum Deal with Anxiety, Experience Meltdowns, Manifest Tantrums, and How You Can Intervene Effectively

From Anxiety to Meltdown: How Individuals on the Autism Spectrum Deal with Anxiety, Experience Meltdowns, Manifest Tantrums, and How You Can Intervene Effectively

  • Title: From Anxiety to Meltdown: How Individuals on the Autism Spectrum Deal with Anxiety, Experience Meltdowns, Manifest Tantrums, and How You Can Intervene Effectively
  • Author: Deborah Lipsky
  • ISBN: 9781849058438
  • Page: 441
  • Format: Paperback



Anxiety is the root cause of many of the difficulties experienced by people on the autism spectrum, and is often caused by things such as a change in routine, or sensory overload Deborah Lipsky takes a practical look at what happens when things spiral out of control, exploring what leads to meltdowns and tantrums, and what can be done to help.Drawing on her own extensiveAnxiety is the root cause of many of the difficulties experienced by people on the autism spectrum, and is often caused by things such as a change in routine, or sensory overload Deborah Lipsky takes a practical look at what happens when things spiral out of control, exploring what leads to meltdowns and tantrums, and what can be done to help.Drawing on her own extensive personal experience and using real life examples to explain how autistic people think, the author distinguishes between meltdowns and tantrums, showing how they are different, how each can begin, and most importantly, how to identify triggers and prevent outbursts from happening in the first place Practical and simple solutions to avoiding anxiety are offered throughout, and these are accompanied by calming techniques and suggestions for dealing with tantrums when they occur.This book will be an essential read for those on the autism spectrum, their families and friends, professionals working with them, and anybody else with an interest in autism spectrum conditions.


Recent Comments "From Anxiety to Meltdown: How Individuals on the Autism Spectrum Deal with Anxiety, Experience Meltdowns, Manifest Tantrums, and How You Can Intervene Effectively"

This is a good resource, but it will be more useful to parents and carers of people on the lower-functioning end of the spectrum than to to Aspies and the people in their lives.

I read this book before attending an autism/Asberger's conference for work. It was amazing to read about the experience of a person on the spectrum in first person. People on the spectrum have higher levels of adrenaline in their bodies, which puts them in a constant state of stress. They are visual learners and may have a hard time with auditory information especially when they are under stress. They have a clear plan for how they would like the day to go, and when the days goes "off script" th [...]

I wish someone had given this to me years ago! Such clear instructions on how to help someone with autism instead of inflicting well-meaning harm. Being written by someone with autism makes all the difference in the world. Sometimes repetitive, it sticks better that way.

The author of this book is autistic and is therefore able to grant insight into the autistic mind, mostly into meltdown triggers. She also offers practical advice for avoiding meltdowns and intervening once a meltdown is in progress. Just as important, she points out that thinking like an autistic person is not always bad, and in fact, in some cases the autistic viewpoint can be quite helpful.

Very informative! This book not only gives strategies for avoiding meltdowns but also gives readers many reasons why they occur. The book helped me understand myself better and how I can make my own live easier. The only downside are the grammatical errors. I saw numerous punctuation errors which sometimes made it difficult to read.

A good book in terms of developing an understanding of the difference between anxiety and meltdowns, but I didn't enjoy how much the author switched between herself and "little autistic Timmy" or the writing style in general.This book was a slow read, but a worthwhile one.

Nothing really new. I guess I know more about autism than I thought.

Interesting insight into autism.

I have found this book to be really informative and it will impact the way I interact with my students with autism and help them deal with their autism.

Fantastic book = highly recommended


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