I have mentioned several times about how rather than the extreme tantrum meltdowns I've seen so many describe, that my son's meltdowns are more of a withdrawal into himself...
This morning I found this:
And now I have the appropriate terminology to describe the difference. So my son doesn't actually have meltdowns because he is able to halt the process with his shutdown instead.
Checkout this Group on Facebook.... it is very informative. It's becoming one of my favs.