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September 2017
St. Gerard House News
Sounds of Hope
Join us for a Benefit Concert for St. Gerard House featuring William Jackson - internationally known Celtic Musician. Complimentary appetizers and beverages will be served 6:30 - 7:15pm.
Date: September 28, 2017
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Place: Bo. Thomas Auditorium, Blue Ridge Community College
Cost: $20 general admission; $40 reserved VIP seats
100% of all proceeds go directly to the programs. 
Apple Festival come and check out our vendor booth THIS weekend September 1 - 3. We will be stationed near the corner of Main St. and 2nd Ave. There will be a variety of handmade items for sale. This is a great way to support our participants at Feed the Need Art!

Grandparent of a Child With Special Needs?
Join us September 18 5:30 - 7:30 pm for a special evening dedicated to support you! We will focus on support resources for all grandparents and extended family of special needs children. 

Help for Grandparents Understanding Autism [The Spruce]

A Grandparents Guide to Autism [Autism Speaks]
Autism on the News
Local programs helps those with autism enter the workforce [8.09.17 ABC News]
This Simple Eye Test Could Be the Key to Catching Autism Early - Here's How [Aug. 2017 Reader's Digest]
Raising a Son With Autism - With Help From Siri [8.24.17 PEOPLE Magazine]
Daniel Tammet: Why Autism is No Bar to Becoming Best Seller Author [8.25.17 The Guardian]
Up is the New Down - Andrew "Bob" Harris recently became the first person with Down syndrome to climb the Grand Teton [8.24.17
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
September 18  
 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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