What are some ways to cope with overstimulation in public?

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)


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  • daggerbabi


    fidget toys/ headphones and music to block everything out

  • adonist


    I bought headphones specifically for noise cancelation (like ear muffs for a shooting range)

  • strawberrysoop


    i hide in a bathroom/small enclosed space and play repetitive games like candy crush or solitaire so i get absorbed in what im doing and have something to focus on

  • Gingysnao


    I usually excuse myself to the bathroom and distract myself on my phone or listen to music

  • JoranTal


    Especially in a place where people aren’t understanding, I say I have a really bad migraine and people are usually helpful in getting some somewhere safe and quiet

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