I have a 5 yr old son with Aspergers.......big hug to you! The meltdowns can be brutal, my son has the worst ones when I pick him up from school. But the therapist has explained to me that alot of children on the spectrum that function at school are holding stuff in and "dealing" the best way they can, so when they see us "mommy or whoever is there comfort" they can relax, let loose and often that is when the reality of all they dealt with through out the day hits!!! Figure out the triggers/stressors remove her from them if possible and remain calm. I agree with the other posters, make sure they are safe and use any technique you know to calm and reassure her! Good luck!
at 10:32 AM on Jan. 20, 2011