drawing of anxious face, pink face, downturned outh and fiery head
Artwork ‘Anxiety’ created by Vicki Taylor

Anxiety is frequently a problem for people on the autistic spectrum, particularly when interacting in an environment that is not responsive to their needs.

In these two films students and staff talk about a range of issues relating to anxiety and what can help reduce it.

Meltdowns and shutdowns

Sometimes people on the autism spectrum may experience meltdowns or shutdowns if they feel overwhelmed and unable to cope.

In the following two National Autistic Society videos people discuss meltdowns and shutdowns and what can help.

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