• James Gordon

What to expect during a haircut if you are an Autistic guy: A Guide

Updated: Apr 2

Getting a haircut was always a difficult experience when I was younger.

I would be unable to sit still, my body aching to self-regulate.

But I didn’t know and couldn’t explain why. I had no autism diagnosis then.

I didn’t even know what being autistic was.

So I was told off by the people cutting my hair. They thought I was just an ordinary neurotypical child acting out, doing it on purpose.

I didn’t understand danger of the scissors until one time I got a small cut by someone accidentally. Only then did I learn that there was a good reason why