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August 2017
St. Gerard House News
Would you like to help make a difference? St. Gerard House is now hiring ABA Instructors to work one-on-one with children ages 8 and older. 
Calendar on our websiteBe sure to check out our online calendar for program dates, office/program closings and more!
Join us at the Apple Festival this Labor Day weekend, September 1 - 3. Come and purchase beautiful handmade items. This is a great way to support our participants at Feed the Need Art. Contact Julia Matthews for more information:
Volunteer Opportunities
Do you have time or talents you'd like to share with us? Check out some ways you could help!
Back to School Tips!
Back to School for Children With Autism: Tips for Reducing Stress Associated with Back to School [By Dr. Peter Faustino, School Psychologist]
Tips We Use to Transition Back to School [Mother's Blog: Life with Greyson and Parker]
Tools and Information for IEPs [Exceptional Children's Assistance Center, Asheville NC]
Autism on the News
People With Autism May Be More Rational In Their Economic Choices [Medical News Today 6.29.17]
Possible early diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder [Science Daily 6.29.17]
'Social Camouflage' May Lead To Under-diagnosis of Autism in Girls [NPR 7.31.17]
Boy with Autism Receives Thousands of Rainbow Photos from Strangers After Both Parents Die: 'Love Is Surrounding Him' [People 8.1.17]
Are you interested in supporting our work to provide joy and meaningful outcomes to families facing autism?
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

Contact Us
St. Gerard House
620 Oakland Street
Hendersonville, NC 28791
Upcoming Programs
Sept. 11 - Nov. 17
Helping young adults with autism and similar needs prepare for, find and retain meaningful employment through art, gardening & culinary learning environments.
For information contact Julia Matthews: 828.693.4223 ext 1009
Connect is a social skills program for ages 5 - 19
Sept. 17 - Nov. 14 (Tues.)

For more information  Sharon Stokes: 828.693.4223 ext. 1010
August 21
 5:30 - 7:30 pm

For more information Sharon Stokes 828.693.4223 ext. 1010

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

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