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 March 2017
Mardi Party 2017
Thank you to everyone who came out to Wild Wing Cafe for our 7th Annual Mardi Party on February 28th! We would not be able to continue our work with out the support of our donors, community and neighbors. 

This year we exceeded our fundraising goal with a total of $30,000! Thank you to everyone who participated in the live auction and to those who gave in our Fund the Need pledge.
You can view our event photos on our Facebook page.
50/50 Raffle Winner

Congratulations to Peggy Yarbrough who was the winner of the 50/50 Raffle! 

Thank you to everyone who participated! We look forward to hosting a second 50/50 Raffle in the future! 
First Words of Hope Luncheon 2017
Save the Date for our seventh annual First Words of Hope Luncheon on Wednesday, April 26, 11:45 am - 1:00 pm at Blue Ridge Conference Hall. 
We anticipate a great program and can't wait to share with you a glimpse of the impact our services make on families in this region. 

We are so grateful for Sammie, a Feed the Need participant, who designed and illustrated the artwork for the Save the Date.

If you would like to attend the event or volunteer, please send an email to Bertha Medina:
16 of the SGH staff made their way to Wrightsville Beach in February to 
attend the North Carolina Association for Applied Behavioral Analysis (NCABA). NCABA is a non-profit state organization for persons who are interested in the study and practice of behavior analysis. NCABA is a chapter of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) established in 1989. Our team attended learning sessions on a variety of subjects including social skills, behavior reduction and emerging ABA research.

News and Resources
4th Annual Empower Autism Conference: Autism & the Pursuit of Happiness: Love & Relationships is the 2017 theme!
April 22nd, 2017 9am - 4pm, MAHEC Education Building in Asheville
Read More and Register
ABYSA TOPSoccer for Athletes with Special Needs is a community based soccer program for young athletes with special needs ages 5-18. ABYSA’s goal is to enable young athletes with disabilities to develop their physical fitness, technical skills, courage, and self-esteem, through the joy and excitement of the game of soccer. For more information or to register call Shane Weems 828-299-7277.

[Science Daily 3.1.17] Adults with autism overcome childhood language challenges

[NPR 2.13.17] Using Improv To Help Kids With Autism Show And Read Emotion
[NBC News 3.03.17] Inspiring America: Growing Car Wash Company Employs Autistic Adults
Upcoming Programs
Garden: March 27 - May 31
Art: March 28 - May 30
Culinary: March 28 - May 30
Helping young adults with autism and similar needs prepare for, find and retain meaningful employment through art, gardening & culinary learning environments.
For information or to register, please call Program Coordinator Julia Matthews at 828.693.4223 ext 1009
Connect is a social skills program for ages 5 - 19
Spring Session:
March 28 – May 30 (Tues)

First Summer Session: 
June 19 – June 30 (Mon-Fri) 

Second Summer Session: 
July 31 – August 11 (Mon-Fri)

For more information or to register, call Sharon Stokes at 828.693.4223 ext. 1010
or via email
A panel discussion on the issue of addiction to electronic's and internet safety will be led by executive director Caroline Long.

March 20, 2017
Starting with dinner at 5:30 pm Childcare will be provided
 For more details, call us at 828-693-4223. Click here to register now! 
For a complete list of programs and services, visit our website.
Are you interested in supporting our work to provide joy and meaningful outcomes to families facing autism?
Click here to make a donation!
Read about Expanding Hope -- our first capital campaign. We're in the midst of transformative growth that will allow us to expand facilities, programs, and scholarships, and we need your help to reach our goal of raising $500,000 more. 
For more on naming opportunities, planned giving and  other charitable opportunities, contact:
Caroline Long,
Executive Director
828-693-4223 ext. 1005

St. Gerard House is a great place to volunteer for joyful experiences and learning opportunities. We serve a variety of age groups through multiple programs.

If you are interested in learning more, please call us at 828-693-4223 or send us an email:
Contact Us
St. Gerard House
620 Oakland Street
Hendersonville, NC 28791

St. Gerard House  •  620 Oakland St.  •  Hendersonville, NC 28791

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