“When I have a shutdown or meltdown, I try to think of it as waiting for my brain to calm down. My brain just gets too overloaded and I’ve had to learn to wait it out. I can be really tired and frustrated after I have a meltdown though.”
“There are a lot of autistic adults in the world. And all of us have had meltdowns before. Just remember that you’re not alone in that.”
I believe a fitting word to employ would be, Yeppers!