The Autism Discussion Page on Stress, Anxiety, Shutdowns and Meltdowns
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN 10: 178592804X
ISBN 13: 978-1785928048
Anxiety, meltdowns and emotional regulation can be hugely challenging for autistic people. This book is full of proactive strategies for understanding, accepting and respecting the processing differences in autism. It contains tools for reducing sensory, social and mental drain, and offers strategies to protect from ongoing stress and anxiety. These help minimize shutdowns and burnout, while maximizing self-esteem, autistic identity and mental health.
Learn strategies for matching environmental demands to the person's processing needs, how to support vulnerabilities, and how to prevent and manage meltdowns while protecting the identify and self-esteem of the individual with autism.
Bill Nason's newest addition to the Autism Discussion Page series once again provides parents, educators and health professionals working with Autistic individuals with invaluable insights and practical advice. This comprehensive book skilfully explains the impact of stress and anxiety on Autistic children and adults, and provides many effective strategies that can be applied at home and at school. A wonderful resource. -- Raelene Dundon, psychologist and author of The Parents’ Guide to Managing Anxiety in Children with Autism and Talking with Your Child about Their Autism Diagnosis
Toolbox for minimizing stress, burn-out, anxiety and meltdowns
About the Author
Bill Nason, MS, LLP, runs the Autism Discussion Page on Facebook which has 40,000 likes to date. He is a mental health professional with over 30 years' experience in the field of developmental disabilities, specializing in individuals with multiple severe behavior challenges. He currently works as supervisor of consultant services for a community behavioral health agency in Flint Michigan, USA, and contracts with Oakland University's Center for Autism to run sports programs for children with autism.