When you conceptualize autism in your mind, you think about behavioral issues, cognitive disabilities, learning disabilities, physical limitations, emotional outbursts, and other stereotypical things, but mostly, you imagine problems.
One of the most understood aspects of autism are the meltdowns experienced by those who live with the disorder. These are often confused by others as behavioral, rather than what they really are, releases of emotional overload.
Medical studies of both autism and traumatic brain injury (TBI) have focused primarily on brain injury as a causal factor in the presence of autism in earliest childhood. Few studies have focused on the impact of trauma on autistic adults.