If you have a meltdown in public will you get arrested?

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So basically.I'm autistic and I'm 18 soon and I need to start going places on my own.
Can you get arrested how having a meltdown in public ?
Can you get arrested for having a meltdown in a hospital ?
Would they do things like sedate your leave you be?

I'm a bit afraid.
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It's not a criminal offence in and of itself no, if you assault people or damage property you would be, in the absence of those aggravating factors the chances of you getting arrested for a crime are non existent, but the police may be called if people become concerned about your welfare, yeah, and they might take you to hospital.
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(Original post by Anonymous)
So basically.I'm autistic and I'm 18 soon and I need to start going places on my own.
Can you get arrested how having a meltdown in public ?
Can you get arrested for having a meltdown in a hospital ?
Would they do things like sedate your leave you be?

I'm a bit afraid.
First off, you will never get into trouble for just having a condition you cannot help.
Start small, going to the corner shop alone, then maybe sitting in a quiet cafe for a drink on your own, make it easy for yourself. Things that may help you are ear defenders, fidget/stim toys, and an autism alert card, should you need to communicate about your condition during a meltdown, and what you might need to calm down. Enjoying more freedom isn't something to be afraid of good luck!
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(Original post by flowerskerfuffle)
First off, you will never get into trouble for just having a condition you cannot help.
Start small, going to the corner shop alone, then maybe sitting in a quiet cafe for a drink on your own, make it easy for yourself. Things that may help you are ear defenders, fidget/stim toys, and an autism alert card, should you need to communicate about your condition during a meltdown, and what you might need to calm down. Enjoying more freedom isn't something to be afraid of good luck!
Thank you ! this is really really helpful
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Thank you ! this is really really helpful
I'm so glad
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My cousin has autism and he has a small badge he wears, in case he has a meltdown so people around him are more aware. He’s really independent now, like someone already said, he also started with going to places close by like a quite shop and then started to get public transport etc.
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