The 21-year-old was five when she was diagnosed with autism. Autism spectrum disorder (or autism for short) is a “developmental disability caused by differences in the brain and may also have different ways of learning, moving, or paying attention,” according to the CDC.
People who suffer from the disability usually have social communication and interaction problems and have restricted and repetitive behaviors. They are also known to avoid eye contact, have a hard time expressing facial expressions, get upset by minor changes, have obsessive interests and must follow certain routines, the CDC further states.
Encouraged by her mother, Patricia Terry, Thompson opened the salon using her own designs and concepts. Clients can book appointments to experience top-notch services, including makeup, hair and beauty needs. Walk-ins are also welcome.
We love to see it and congratulations on this historic feat, Aaliyah!