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Back-To-School Community Event

August 19 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

As part of our commitment to the autism community, Lumen Pediatric Therapy’s Family Engagement Committee will be hosting a Back-to-School event on Saturday, August 19th from 3 to 6 pm at our St. Clair Shores location. This is a community event, you do not need to be a current Lumen client to attend, however, this event is intended for children with an autism diagnosis and their parents/guardians. Please RSVP by August 14th at

The MISSION of the Lumen Family Engagement Committee is to create an environment where families can build and nurture community through structured activities that create a safe space for the expression of emotions, provide enrichment, education, as well as positive social support.

The Back-to-School event will include:

  • “Ask the Experts” Q&A: Parents will be able to ask our panel of clinical professionals’ questions about how to best support your child during back-to-school.  This Q&A will be hosted by Brian Kaminski, VP Clinical Services; Michelle Kriegshauser, Speech Language Pathologist; and Jessica Young, Occupational Therapist.

    Some of the discussion topics are outlined below:
    • How to be an advocate for your child.
    • How to apply for school services.
    • Learn about Individualized Education Programs (IEP).
  • Sensory Friendly Barber and Stylist: We will have a sensory friendly barber and stylist onsite providing free back-to-school haircuts. We ask that you pre-register for your child’s haircut at providing your child’s name, age, and any information to help us provide the best possible haircut experience. Once we receive this information, you will be provided with a time for your child’s haircut appointment.
  • Sensory Friendly Clothing Samples: We will have sensory friendly clothing samples onsite along with information about a variety of vendors offering sensory friendly apparel and footwear.
  • School Resumes: We will offer a resume service to all children attendees to help craft a resume for your child to provide their teacher. This resume will offer guidance on how your child learns best and tips for a successful school year.
  • School Supplies: We have free school supply bundles for the first 30 RSVPs ( Please provide your child’s name, age, grade, and if they have an autism diagnosis.
  • Children’s Activities: We will have activities set up for the kids that will be hosted by Lumen team members.
  • Healthy Snacks: There will be a build your own healthy snack section along with a variety of cold refreshments.


August 19
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Lumen Pediatric


Lumen Pediatric Therapy St. Clair Shores
26210 Harper Ave
St. Clair Shores, MI 48081
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