James Williams, a hairdresser from Wales was struggling to find a way to cut one of his customer’s hair in Mason, a young child with autism. Mason who was diagnosed with autism just a few months ago has had a tough time due to sensory overload sitting in a barber’s chair and his family was losing hope.
Williams than came up with a brilliant solution. He decided to start focusing more on positive reinforcement to build a rapport with Mason to make him feel comfortable. He also found a successful way to cut Mason’s hair by laying on the ground with him to cut his hair, where Mason feels the most comfortable.
Haircuts can sometimes be a struggle for people with autism. Learn more about tips for successful haircuts for people with autism spectrum disorders here.