Jennifer McCafferty’s 4-year-old son Isaiah Terrell has autism. Some individuals with autism are on one end of the spectrum and their social skills are barely distinguishable from others. But on the opposite side of the spectrum are people who have difficulty interacting with others, tolerating noises and need a bigger personal space zone than others.
On Dec. 29, Jennifer decided Isaiah needed a haircut. But Jennifer has always dreaded taking her young son to get a hair cut, because having styling tools and a stylist’s hands near his ears bothers him, but the noise the clippers make can agitate him greatly.