Haircuts and dentists appointments for a child with autism…

By Eddy Duffy

Going to the dentist or going to get a haircut can be a very difficult activity for many young children, especially those with a diagnosis of Autism.

I recently found out about a few Dental places that are knowledgeable and  sensitive to the needs of young children.

Cavity Busters – (215) 677-0380

They have multiple sites throughout the Philadelphia area

They serve all ages and take all insurances

One of their dental staff recently came to our program and did a short presentation/activity for our preschool early intervention students.

Elwyn Special Needs Dental Clinic – (215) 895-5533
4040 Market Street,  Suite 128, Phila. PA 19104

They serve all ages and take all insurances.  They are closed on Wednesdays

St Christopher’s Hospital for Children – ( 215) 427-5065

They serve all ages and take all insurances

University of Penn School of Medicine (CHOP)

240 S. 40th Street , Phila. PA 19104

They serve ages 1-12 and take all insurances

Kid Smile – (215) 747-6901

5828 Market Street, Philadelphia 19151


Stephen McFalls – (484) 432-2444 or

He will make house calls for haircuts within 20 miles of Broomall, PA 19008.

A social story including a picture of Stephen will be sent prior to the scheduled visit.

Brenda Key – (267) 690-4693

She will make house calls in Philadelphia and Delaware Counties

Image Unisex Salon –  Terry – (267) 444-4764,  and Joe – (267) 290-6851

1660 N. 60th Street, Philadelphia 19151

We hope these can be of help and encourage you comment with resources that might be of interest

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