Weʼre raising £750 to fund an immersive experience creating awareness of the sensory difficulties autistic people have at the hairdressers/barbers.
- Yeovil, UK
- 16 days to go
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"Having my hair cut is painful. Each strand of hair feels like a pin prick on my skin when it falls." For many of us having our haircut is a pleasurable time, however there is likely to be someone you know who doesn't.
Saturday 8th September come to our immersive learning experience in a Barber's in Yeovil to gain a better insight and understanding of the sensory difficulties some people with Sensory Processing Disorder have when going to get their haircut.
Research states that up to 1 in 20 people have Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). This affects how some children and adults interpret and respond to the sensory information they receive meaning everyday activities like going to get their hair cut can be very difficult.
Going to the Hairdressers or Barbers can be an incredibly painful experience. My aim is to create a better awareness and understanding of some of these difficulties for other hairdressers to learn from as well as to create awareness to the general public too. If you're passionate for people to understand sensory differences better please support us.
I am trying to raise funds to make this happen. The costs will cover the materials needed to transform the space. The time for myself and other key professionals with be voluntary. We also have an awesome team of volunteers who will help us to make this happen. Any extra money we raise will cover some costs of our time making this happen and left overs will go to touring the experience throughout the UK. (We are looking to raise £2270 in total). If you know a salon that might be interested in having this in their setting for a day / half a day please let me know.
I will be doing this by creating an immersive experience in 'Man about town' Barbers in Yeovil. Chris, the owner offers hair cuts for autistic children and adults and has a huge passion to help as many families locally as possible.
The hairdresser experience will give you a glimpse into how some people with SPD have describe the barbers to sound like, look like, smell like and feel. It is based on research I have gathered from people with SPD and their families sharing their insights.
It will be open to anyone to come and learn from. Our aim is to then tour the experience finding local salons around the UK to pop our immersive experience in.
Sensory Differences are now considered with an autism diagnosis so we will be working alongside local autism charities and groups to support the work they do within the local community too.
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Jun 19, 2018
Hi BeckyMy son hates having his hair cut and it is always stressful when the time comes (i feel anxious with just the mention of it). So i think its a great idea to raise awareness.
Jun 19, 2018
Wonderful idea. Hope you get all the support you need.
Lucy Alice Mobile Hairdressing
Jun 15, 2018
I’m a mobile hairdresser in Weston-super-Mare with a daughter with SPD, so I fully support this great work. Well done, my Lexie finds it traumatic even washing her hair. Xxx
Jun 6, 2018
Jun 5, 2018
This would be great for others to experience
Jun 5, 2018
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I have a huge passion to help create a better social understanding of autism & sensory processing difficulties that many people have. I create immersive learning environments in real settings to help anyone to experience how it might feel to have a sensory processing difficulty.
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