900 Hair Cuttery Salons Nationwide to "Act For Autism" During April Promotion with Easter Seals

Mar 31, 2011, 11:11 ET from Easter Seals

Hair Cuttery fundraising during Autism Awareness Month will support Easter Seals services for families living with autism.

CHICAGO, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Throughout Autism Awareness Month in April, consumers can visit more than 900 Hair Cuttery salons nationwide to "Act For Autism" to support Easter Seals services for families living with autism in their communities. Hair Cuttery fundraising throughout the country will include point-of-sale consumer donations and a special $5.00 discount coupon to readers of Parents Magazine who make a donation to Easter Seals Act for Autism.

"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," says 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."

With one in 110 children diagnosed with autism today, there is an increased need for funding, services and support. While there is no known cause, cure or single effective treatment, Easter Seals knows that people with autism at any age can make significant progress and lead meaningful lives. Getting the right support at the earliest stage in life can help a child gain the skills he or she needs to be successful.

Hair Cuttery's mission to give associates and clients the opportunity to be the best they can be makes the company a great fit with Easter Seals, and, with Hair Cuttery's support, Easter Seals will continue to help children and adults with autism make significant progress so they can live, learn, work and play in their communities.

"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," says 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."

To learn more about Hair Cuttery, visit www.haircuttery.com. To learn more about Easter Seals' commitment to families living with autism, or to find an Easter Seals near you, visit www.easterseals.com.

About Easter Seals

Easter Seals is the leading non-profit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities and other special needs. For more than 90 years, we have been offering help and hope to children and adults living with disabilities, and to the families who love them. Through therapy, training, education and support services, Easter Seals creates life-changing solutions so that people with disabilities can live, learn, work and play. Visit www.easterseals.com.

About Hair Cuttery

Founded in 1974, Hair Cuttery is the largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, with more than  900 salons nationwide. The original Ratner Companies brand, Hair Cuttery is the largest division of our continually growing company and is still lead by Dennis Ratner. It is a company built on dreams and talent, where it truly is all about the people. Hair Cuttery is committed to achieving extraordinary results through its people by living within its values and financial resources to WOW and delight its Associates and clients and have fun doing it. Visit www.haircuttery.com.

SOURCE Easter Seals