What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? It is rather ridiculous to assume the adults pictured actually have autism. And NO the vaccine connections has NOT been ruled out. In fact the studies that are cited to "prove" vaccines are not linked to autism have been discredited. Link here: http://www.ageofautism.com/2009/04/fourteen-studies-only-if-you-never-read-them.html
"Calm down" is a phrase that we all use, especially with kids when experiencing intense emotions. Here are some alternative phrases that just might yield better results, and an action plan to put them in place.
This chart is good information about meltdowns. *** But please remember that adults with ASD have "meltdowns" too, although they are very different***. As an adult it's not possible to throw a tantrum so the issues shown on the diagram manifest differently. (And differently in different ASD adults.) What's needed is acceptance and helping that person decompress and destress before a meltdown happens. -- http://www.theautismdad.com