What You Need To Know About #Meltdowns

This week’s episode is all about Sensory Processing Disorder and meltdowns. These are extremely important topics that cause a great deal of confusion.

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and Meltdowns are two of the most commonly misunderstood things that an Autistic person can experience. Even more confusing is how to know the difference between a meltdown and a tantrum. Those words are used interchangeably and that’s a major problem, leading to a great deal of misinformation. This week’s episode of The Autism Dad podcast will help to explain how these things can impact people and how to tell the difference between a meltdown and a tantrum. You’ll also hear from Emmett, my youngest, as he talks about how SPD impacts his life on a daily basis.

I decided to publish this episode a few days early because this topic is very important and there are so many problems surrounding these misunderstood conditions. I hope this episode can shine some light on to these things and help people better understand what SPD and meltdowns are all about.


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  1. This is some thing my family are experiencing at the moment so we are trying to figure out things thanks for the input it certainly helps.

  2. @AndrewYangVFA understands about autism. His son as well as my grandson are on the spectrum.

  3. Great and insightful podcast! Meltdowns are unique and can be heartbreaking.. more people need to know the difference.

  4. Seams….I always wear my socks inside out to avoid the feeling of seams.

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