The trauma of growing up autistic is something that needs to be discussed. Allowing autistic adults to heal and express themselves in whatever way they want is part of this.
I want to talk a little bit about meltdowns. Why do they happen to autistic people? What do they look like? What should you do in that situation? Hopefully this post should clear up any misconceptions around this topic, and help any autistic readers to understand why our brains do this thing.