Knowing the triggers for your sensory meltdowns — crowded places, certain food smells, bright lights — helps you take steps to avoid them. You can also think about where you can go to calm yourself if you start feeling overwhelmed.
You may be able to get
at school or at work to help you avoid triggers. These are changes to the environment around you that remove barriers to doing your best work.
For example, you might be able to sit in a quiet place to take tests. Or maybe you can work in an area that has less noise or fewer people. Learn more about accommodations at