Do you tend to react or anticipate? Proactive emotion regulation involves the prevention of challenging behaviors. The proactive approach consists of anticipating the disruptive behaviors of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with the aim of preventing them and promoting alternative behaviors that are more adaptive to the context. But, what is it that makes autistic people behave like this? Why do they do it? What enhancers or triggers have been identified? The proactive approach delves into these questions. Its aim is to prevent challenging behaviors based on the information available about behaviors that have occurred in the past….