This session focuses on the phenomenon of meltdowns and shutdowns which are commonly experienced by autistic people at every age and will offer information on what causes them, how to reduce the chances of them and how to support an autistic young person before, during and after a meltdown or shutdown.
This session will be delivered via Zoom, so delegates need to have access to that virtual platform.
Once your place on this event has been confirmed, you will receive a separate email with a link to the Zoom meeting. Please note this email will be sent from the East Sussex Learning Portal. please make sure you check your Spam/Junk folders for this email.
The link to join the training will be sent one week before the day of the event.
Please read the attached document "Attending Online Training" before joining the course.
By the end of this workshop it is anticipated participants will be able to:
- Explain the difference between a meltdown, a shutdown and a temper tantrum
- Identify how having a meltdown or shutdown commonly impacts on an autistic person
- Understand the factors which contribute to autistic people experiencing meltdowns and/or shutdowns
- Explore ways to reduce the likelihood of meltdowns or shutdowns in your professional context
- Identify ways to support autistic people during and after meltdowns and shutdowns.