A hairstylist who is mother to an autistic daughter launched a service to take the trauma out of trims for special needs children.
Colleen Spano provides haircuts right in the homes of families whose special needs children, particularly those with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders, normally detest the feel and sound of scissors.
“Right away they feel more comfortable because they’re in their own environment, surrounded by familiar things,” said the stylist whose business, Shear Sunshine, operates near South Bend, Indiana.
“People with sensory processing issues often find getting a haircut to be tremendously over-stimulating and exhausting. All those nasty smells, big sounds, strange clothing and strange/new people…it can be way too much!” she explained on her website, Sunshine Behavior.
(READ the story in the Daily Mail)
Photo from Colleen Spano / Story tip from katherine