Haircutting Training Guide

Haircuts can sometimes be difficult for people with autism. The challenges can range from sensory issues to anxiety about what will happen during the process.

Autism Speaks has partnered with Snip-its and Melmark New England to develop a haircutting training guide that will make the haircutting experience more positive for children with autism.

The haircutting training guide provides information for stylists about autism and what they can do to make the process more successful.

It includes information for families about how to prepare for a haircut and a visual schedule to help the child understand the steps involved in the process. Information about home haircare is also included.

A video of a haircut was also created. It will help children with autism and stylists prepare for a happy experience at the salon.


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