Bright lights, loud music and talking can make haircuts a nightmare for children on the autism spectrum. Overstimulation of the senses can lead children to melt down, causing both kids and parents to dread this routine. Planning ahead can make the salon experience more enjoyable and reduce sensory overload. Strategies include taking frequent breaks for hugs and snacks and visiting the salon in advance to familiarize children with the environment.
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