A barber recently shared his story of how he was able to give an autistic boy “his first haircut” after months of trying to help him get over his fear.
James Williams is a barber from Neath Port Talbot in Wales, UK. On Tuesday, he described on his Facebook page how he gave a haircut to Mason, a little boy recently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD): by lying down on the floor next to him.
He says on Facebook:
“Mason who a few months ago got diagnosed with asd, Jamie & denine got recommended to me , so over last few month I have been attempting to find different ways how to cut masons hair, he wouldn’t allow me to go near one of his ears he would run away on times if he wasn’t up to it.
But today I finally achieved it where we both layed on the floor in silence & he allowed me to cut away & give him his first proper haircut, again achieving something in a job I love making both parents happy by giving extra attention to mason by building a friendship at trust with mason & myself.
What gave the finishing touch I asked for a high 5, he hugged me – true barber love!!”