Many children get stressed while getting a hair cut, but for kids with autism it can be an entirely traumatic experience.
Jennifer McCafferty shared the happiness she felt when a hairstylist helped her autistic son feel safe and at ease during a hair cut. A typical experience the mother said is “no small feat.”
Stating in her Dec. 29 Facebook post, “(Isaiah) hates having anything near his ears, the sound of clippers sends him into a tailspin” and “This evening was no different.”
According to the shout out, Kaylen at Sports Clips a local Charleston establishment “did more for my heart than she will probably ever realize.”
“I was ready to give up, but she wasn’t. She sat on the floor with my baby in her lap, and she cut his hair. They talked about Dory and Christmas, and she even let him spray her with her water bottle,” the mother explained. While adding that, “Autism can be so very, very hard, but people like this make our days just a little easier.”
As of now, medical professionals have concluded that there is no one cause of autism. According to Autism Speaks, an organization focused on educating the public, says that, there are roughly 1 in 68 American children that fall on the autism spectrum scale and boys are four to five times more common to face the disorder.
— Jessica Sachs (@jsachs_AS) January 4, 2017