t’s no secret that challenging behaviors and autism go hand in hand, and in the face of communication challenges, sensory processing sensitivities, an inability to express and understand emotions, poor impulse control, and problems with self-regulation, it’s hardly surprising that children with autism can sometimes seem like ticking time bombs.
Their worlds are overwhelming and frustrating 100% of the time, and unless you are able to understand the reason behind your child’s individual challenges and find appropriate coping strategies, you are powerless to help him or her.
And you know what?
That’s really difficult!
If you spend your days feeling as though you are constantly walking through a landmine, worrying someone or something will set your child off, it’s hard not to feel completely overwhelmed and all-consumed by it.