When I first read this story, I was smiling from ear to ear. The amount of love and patience this man has is incredible! Any person who can cut children’s hair and get it to look half decent is a miracle worker. I have 2 children who I can’t get to sit still when I try to do there hair. I can’t even begin to comprehend how hard cutting hair would become if a child has a disability.
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can have unique needs. Some children are very sensitive to touch, sounds, and lights. One Canadian barber is helping children with ASD look their best. Wyatt, a boy with ASD, is both hyposensitive and hypersensitive. Which means that he has a delayed response to stimuli and then when he feels that stimuli, it becomes extremely heightened. This makes it very hard for Wyatt to have his hair touched. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Franz Jacob has gone above the basic requirements as a barber to help Wyatt get a hair cut. Franz patiently follows Wyatt around his shop, adapting and accommodating to Wyatt’s needs with his tools to get the job done. He even gets down on the floor to cut his hair. I’m pretty sure if Wyatt wanted to hang upside down, Franz would find a way to make that work too!
Wyatt’s mom praised Franz calling him an “everyday hero”. She posted about her positive experience on Facebook which gained a lot of attention. I am so glad it did! People like Franz do good because it is the right thing to do. He didn’t expect any praise or attention for it. I truly believe he wanted to help Wyatt out. That to me, is an everyday hero.
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Here is the story, found on Goodnewsnetwork.com
This Canadian easily makes the cut as the most accommodating barber in Quebec for the way he makes haircuts bearable for super-sensitive children with autism.
A recent photo of the good-natured barber, Franz Jacob, shows him down on the floor with Wyatt, whose mother posted on Facebook praising the “everyday hero” for the care he gives his special clients.
The six-year-old is both hyposensitive and hypersensitive, so having his hair touched can feel unbearable, his mom, Fauve Lafrenière, told CBC News.
Jacob’s salon Authentischen Barbier is the only shop where Wyatt gets the welcome and sensitive care he needs.
Determined to get the job done, Mr. Jacob follows him around the salon with his tools—and kindness— so he can finish the cut.