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Anika Smith

Anika Smith is a linguistics student and teaching assistant for children with autism. She lives in England with her son, Noah. Anika was diagnosed with autism at the age of 14, after a tumultuous diagnostic process. Noah is six years old and diagnosed with autism too. They journey together. Instagram: @senseautism

Top Ways to Interrupt the Meltdown Cycle

Top Ways to Interrupt the Meltdown Cycle

Meltdowns are often caused by sensory issues. The world is often too loud, too bright, too stinky, or too silent. Even if a meltdown is triggered by something else, adrenaline will heighten our senses more. This is a natural survival instinct, but people with autism go into survival mode more often. This leads to a […]

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