In support of Autism Awareness Month, the is raising funds with the Easter Seals in April.
According to the Hair Cuttery, which has more than 40 salons in New England, the business will partner with the Easter Seals for the whole month, as it has done in the past.
Hair Cuttery stylist Lisa Boule has dealt with autism personally.
"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,” said Boule, who took three years off to help her son with his diagnosis.
"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,” said Boule.
The Hair Cuttery fundraising for Autism Awareness Month will benefit local families who are living with an autism diagnosis. Easter Seals services nearly 1.5 million families nationwide.
"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,” said Dennis Ratner, Founder and CEO of Hair Cuttery. “Our associates are truly ready to ‘Act For Autism’ since many in our Hair Cuttery family have been personally touched by the condition.”
Boule said she is pleased to work for a company that supports such a personal cause.
"My hope is that, with the help of Hair Cuttery employees and customers across the state and nationwide, people will begin to understand autism and the challenges families like mine deal with every day," she said.
According to information provided by the Hair Cuttery, one in 110 children are diagnosed with autism spectrum conditions, increasing the need for funding, services and support.
“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,” said James E. Williams, Jr., president and CEO of Easter Seals. “Together, Hair Cuttery and Easter Seals can raise awareness around the needs of families living with autism and make lasting change in their lives.”