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July 2018
St. Gerard House News
Volunteers Needed! Would you like to get involved and share your time and
talents with St. Gerard House? Watch this 1 minute video and be inspired to volunteer and make a difference! Contact our main office for more information about our current volunteer needs or visit our website. 828-693-4223


Reptile Takeover: Thank you to Serpentarium Magic for teaching our summer camp all about snakes! Both kids and teachers got a chance to meet some amazing reptiles and watch a scorpion glow under UV light.
Science in the Garden: Grotto 2 took science outside to explore our garden and learn where our food comes from. Students had a blast picking lavender, feeding the chickens and working on their conversation and observation skills.
Apple Festival: St. Gerard House will be participating in the Apple Festival this coming labor day weekend (September). We will have arts and crafts for sale to support the Feed the Need program for young adults and adolescents with autism. Stay tuned for details!
Tips for an Autism Fourth of July [American Autism Association]
August 13: "The Big Picture - IEP" presented by Anne Johnston.
September 10: "The Importance of Awareness and Risks of Sexual Abuse in Exceptional Children" presented by Mary Schultz.
October 8: "Sibling support" presented by Clinical Director, Rachael Cook.  
For more information: Yesenia Dominguez (828) 693-4223. 
Autism on the News
[6.15.18 Times-News] St. Gerard House Starts New Theater Program
[6.5.18 Child Mind Institute] Preventing Parent Burnout
[6.15.18 DisabilityScoop] Study: Drivers With Autism Just As Good As Other Motorists
[6.19.18 News Medical] Researchers Understand the Role of Brain's 'Reward Circuit' in Autism Spectrum Disorder
[6.18.18 Spectrum News] Some Autism Traits May Show Up Later In Girls Than In Boys
Behavior Technicians: St. Gerard House is seeking entry-level, positive and enthusiastic Behavior Technicians looking to provide direct teaching and behavioral support to individuals with unique learning needs. 

Bachelor's Degree in Early Education, Psychology, or related field or Associate's Degree and experience working with children with disabilities.

Please provide cover letter and resume to:
Bookkeeper: St. Gerard House is looking for an experienced bookkeeper who wants to work for a dynamic, growing organization. We offer a friendly environment, long-term growth opportunity, stability, and competitive pay. This position reports to our Finance Director. Part-time, 25 hours per week.

Desired skills & qualifications:

· 2+ years of accounting experience
· Proficiency with Quickbooks or similar accounting software
· Proficiency with MS Office Suite
· Familiarity with GAAP
· High level of organizational skills
· Strong communication skills
· Excellent analytical skills
· Ability to take on projects beyond routine duties when called upon

Please reply with a short introductory email and resume to Brad Ward:
Part-Time After-school Instructor: St. Gerard House is now accepting applications to hire creative after-school teachers willing to offer well thought-out curricula designed to improve the social, intellectual and physical skills of young children with autism. Applicants must have a strong desire to work with children with autism, and have the ability to work cooperatively with coworkers and parents. Applicants must be over 18 years old, pass a background check and possess a High School Diploma or higher.
Hours are as follows: M, T, W, Fr 2:30 - 6:30pm; Th 12:00-3:00pm or 3:00-6:30pm
Please send a short introductory email and resume to Jenny Baker:
Make a Difference
Are you interested in supporting our work to provide joy and meaningful outcomes to families facing autism?
Would you like to get St. Gerard House a gift? Check out our Amazon Wishlist! 
Contact Us
St. Gerard House
620 Oakland Street
Hendersonville, NC 28791
Join our brand new Connect program for theater junkies and newbies alike. Beginning July 30th, participants aged 5-18 will use acting, directing and playwriting to explore how our thoughts, actions and reactions can impact social situations. Join us for a silly, exciting and educational experience! Click here for more information! 
For more information  Sharon Stokes: 828.693.4223 ext. 1010
Join us July 9th! 

For more information Yesenia Dominguez 828.693.4223

  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

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

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