Haircuts can be one of the hardest self-care rituals for people with autism, inspiring a hair salon receptionist and parent of a child with autism to hold “Cut Away Autism”, a haircutting fundraiser and special event.
On Saturday, November 21, 2009, Haircuts will be given at a discount price with 100% of money raised being donated to Autism Speaks at Rozzies Hair Salon, 13788 Roswell Ave, Chino. Women’s haircuts are $20, men’s and children’s are $10- over 50% off what the salon ordinarily charges.
The event is open to “typical” people and those with disabilities. At least two special needs classes serving kids with autism have been invited, and a 4-year-old with autism from Claremont will be getting his hair cut at 3:15 in support of the event. The event is open to all.
“I take comfort in knowing I'm working to help fight for a cure with so many other wonderful people,” Says Heather Torigian, salon receptionist and parent of Logan, 11, on the autism Spectrum, of her experience holding fundraisers in support of Autism Speaks.
ABOUT HEATHER TORIGIAN: Inspired by their son’s diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome on the autism spectrum, the Torigians are embarking on their third community activity in support of Logan, 11. They request donations be made to “Logan’s Heroes”,
ABOUT WALK NOW FOR AUTISM: The 8th annual Walk Now for Autism Speaks 2010 event will take place April 2010 in Pasadena. Last year’s walk hosted 17,000 people and raised 1.27M at the Pasadena Rose Bowl.
ABOUT AUTISM SPEAKS: Autism Speaks is the world's largest autism advocacy organization, dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders, funding research into the causes, prevention and treatments for autism, and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.