My son is 27, he is at present experiencing, what I think is Autistic Burnout'. He has shut off from everyone. I am doing my best to support him and have had some time off work. He has his own place, but has spent the majority of his time since this happened with me. ( assuming because he feels safe? ) I have tried to balance spending quiet time with him and giving him space to be alone. He stopped talking, however, recently answered questions with a word or two. The ' Shutdown' was triggered about 3 weeks ago. I am due to go back to work on Monday, however, I am wondering whether to take more time off. I know there is no right or wrong answer, but any advice would be appreciated.
Posted by Looby276 at 2023-11-18 16:20:10 UTC