We've all been there. You head into the grocery store and right when your cart is full and you're waiting in line, your child goes berserk! He can't stay one more minute in the checkout line and right when his voice hits a decibel that can crack a mirror, you realize you can't stay there either. Preventing meltdowns is difficult enough, but trying to prevent meltdowns in children with autism is like trying to decode a ticking bomb. And just when you think you've got a strategy in place, voila! You're back to square one. So let's take a look at some behavioral strategies that can be used to prevent meltdowns and keep everyone sane.