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Emotions and Meltdowns - an adaptable Action Plan

Posted on Wednesday, 14 October 2020, in OpenHouse Events, Child Autism, Child & Teen ADHD

Open House on Autism Meltdowns and Emotions


This event took place on 14th October 2020


In this event, host Lucy Sanctuary, Speech and Language Therapist and Autism Specialist at Clinical Partners, with Clinical Psychologists Dr Ann Ozsivadjian and Dr Marianna Murin to discover practical ways to address challenges around difficult emotional behaviours.


You can view the full recording, and information on further OpenHouse events, on our Facebook page here.


Dr Ann and Dr Marianna have put their key insights into an adaptable action plan infographic below.  Please feel free to use and share. We’ve also added further links to resources we hope you find useful.

 OpenHouse on Autism Managing Meltdowns AAP


Additional Resources


What to do when your child has a meltdown in public 

Self care tips for parents of autistic children

How can Autism Friendly Support help my child?

Helping autistic children thrive at Christmas



Tailoring support, CBT and mindfulness for autistic children

Recognising mental health issues in autistic children

Challenging Behaviour


 Further information

Support for issues with sleep in Teenagers and Children

Autism Explained – Comics from Rebecca Burgess

Diagnosing Autism in children

Autism Assessments

Parenting Support


Rae Britton

Rae Britton Content Editor BA Joint Hons, QTS

Rae oversees the creation of a range of content that offers insight, support and guidance on mental health issues. She is both passionate and ably qualified. She is a former primary school teacher, while she also has three children, two of whom have ADHD with one of those also diagnosed with Asperger’s. It means she can combine her expertise and direct experience to shape content that helps those in need to survive, thrive and excel.

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