Meltdown matters

The Life of Reilly

Ive talked about meltdowns before but just to make sure you fully understand and get it I thought I’d be a bit more descriptive so here goes mainly because tonight has been shit and difficult.

This would be a typical visit to the shopping centre and I cough unexpectedly for example while he’s pre-meltstrual.

Stage 1 – Pre-meltstrual  

This is bit where Reilly is just starting to show signs he’s not happy.  He becomes disinterested in EVERYTHING and growls at me and others.

Must be watched carefully for knocking things of shelves can’t afford to start bartering over breakages got to move fast.

Stage 2 – Can’t touch this

As if by magic he turns into a slippery little eel and its near impossible to keep hold of his hand, hood, arm, trousers etc.  For his own safety obviously you must hang on like a rodeo cowboy, he will run…

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Christine Stephenson

Really busy mam who runs her own charity, has 3 sons and learning about autism every day. Contact me at

2 thoughts on “Meltdown matters”

  1. I am truly touched by Reilly
    I’m sorry for the pain and disappointment you guys have to endure to ppl lack of compassion and understanding of Autism. I have 1 neice and 2 nephew’s are all autistic at different levels. So yes I know how it feels. If somehow you could message or email when is Reilly’s birthday I would like to send him a gift and take part of his celebration.
    My email is
    or you can message me at 562-500-5071
    Thank You
    God Bless

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