In April, will raise funds to help families living with autism.
During Autism Awareness Month in April, customers can visit Hair Cutterys across Massachusetts, including the Watertown salon at 137 Mount Auburn Street, to “Act For Autism” and support Easter Seals work with autism.
Hair Cuttery stylist Lisa Boule knows firsthand the challenges of dealing with autism.
“When my son was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism, at the age of six, I knew my whole life would change,” Boule said, according to the Hair Cuttery release.
After taking three years off to focus on her son’s illness, Boule recently returned to work for Hair Cuttery. Boule was proud to return to the Hair Cuttery when she found out the salons were supporting Easter Seals.
“My son and I always try to do something in April for autism, and I was extremely excited when I found out that Hair Cuttery was committed to the cause as well,” Boule said.
Customers can donate when they visit Hair Cuttery.
Dennis Ratner, founder and CEO of Hair Cuttery, said he is proud to be working with Easter Seals.
“Easter Seals is committed to addressing the urgent needs of the 1.5 million families living with autism today as the nation’s leading provider of autism services. We at Hair Cuttery are proud to be a part of helping deliver solutions to families living with autism through our support of Easter Seals,” Ratner said in a release. “Our associates are truly ready to ‘Act For Autism’ since many in our Hair Cuttery family have been personally touched by the condition.”
The need for funding for autism is growing, with one in 110 children diagnosed with autism today. Easter Seals knows that people with autism at any age can make significant progress and lead meaningful lives, said James E. Williams Jr., president and CEO of Easter Seals, and getting the right support at the earliest stage in life can help a child gain the skills he or she needs to be successful.
“Easter Seals is privileged to work with a company like Hair Cuttery, which values its role as a responsible corporate citizen and gives back to the communities in which it does business,” William said in a release.
To learn more about Easter Seals’ commitment to families living with autism, or to find an Easter Seals near you, visit www.easterseals.com.