Haircuts can often be difficult — even painful — for people with autism, because the experience causes a sensory overload. That’s the case for one little boy, Mason, whose parents have been struggling to find an answer to the problem.
Since Mason was diagnosed with autism a few months ago, his parents Jamie Lewis and Denine Davies have found it difficult to find a barber who would be able to cut Mason’s hair without making him distressed or uncomfortable, reported The Mighty.
Until they met James Williams from Neath Port Talbot in Wales. From now on they won’t be going anywhere else when Mason needs a trim.
“Over last few month[s] I have been attempting to find different ways how to cut [M]ason’s hair,” Williams wrote on his Facebook page, “[but] he wouldn’t allow me to go near one of his ears. [H]e would run away on times if he wasn’t up to it (sic).”
One day Williams got down on the salon floor beside Mason and managed to give him a haircut.
“I’m just glad [I’ve] been a part of the journey to put a smile on [their] faces,” posted Williams. “Thank you for allowing me to help you guys. #?barberlove. (sic)”