Navigating a world built for neurotypical individuals can be physically, mentally and emotionally exhausting for those on the autism spectrum. Dubbed “autism burnout,” these intense responses often look and feel like chronic exhaustion, reduced tolerance to stimulus and loss of skills.

Here, Sue Ann Pien, star of the new Amazon Prime series As We See It shares her personal experience managing autism burnout with Cornelia Elwood, MA, parent support specialist at MGH Aspire. The conversation shares solutions and offers helpful tools for individuals on the spectrum, as well as strategies for parents and caregivers to better support their loved ones.

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