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Behaviour

Behaviour

You don't need to spend long around professionals in the autism world before you hear the phrase 'behaviours that challenge.' But what does that mean exactly? And more importantly, how do you deal with them? This section covers everything from routines and obsessions through to meltdowns and how you and your child can survive them.

Behaviour

You don't need to spend long around professionals in the autism world before you hear the phrase 'behaviours that challenge.' But what does that mean exactly? And more importantly, how do you deal with them? This section covers everything from routines and obsessions through to meltdowns and how you and your child can survive them.

Repetitive behaviours and stimming
'Stimming' is short for 'self-stimulatory behaviour'. This means that somebody is doing something to give themselves ‘sensory input’ – but is stimming harmful or harmless?

Meltdowns
Meltdowns are an awful experience; both for your child and for you. Seeing your child suffer so badly can be heart-wrenching, and keeping them safe while it’s happening can be back-breaking.

Surviving the meltdowns
I've recently been asked how we've survived and dealt with my son’s meltdowns over the years. Sure, they weren't that bad really, not as bad as others experience.... were they? - by Valerie O'Donovan

Behaviours that challenge
Explanations, support and strategies.

Connecting trains
Me and my son have our very own father, son pastime: trains. Isaac would happily live his entire life on a train - by Matt Davis

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