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November 2018
St. Gerard House News
Bearfootin' Bears Auction: This past October 20th, the Hendersonville Bearfootin' downtown bears were auctioned to benefit 20 local charities. Our Autism bear, "Benjamin" was auctioned and won for St. Gerard House. You will soon see Benjamin at our main entrance. Special thanks to Mast General Store for sponsoring "Benjamin" and for all of their support! Check out the Times News article about the event. 
Feed the Need Participants Receive Paycheck: This past month, our Feed the Need Art participants received payment for their artwork that was sold at the Apple Festival and other events. We are so proud of them and their hard work.Thank you for your support and for making a difference! 

Happy Halloween Celebrations at The Grotto: Our students and staff wish you a Happy Halloween. The Grotto I and II programs celebrated with dancing, games, a special snack and trick or treating. See more pictures here!
Upcoming Events
Caring for the Caregiver Across the Lifespan is a family caregiver training conference. Caregivers will learn practical skills and strategies to take care of yourself while providing care to your love one. This will be a full day of training in which caregivers can choose from many helpful workshops based on your needs.
The conference will take place on November 3rd at the Mission Health/AB Tech Conference Center in Asheville at 340 Victoria Road.
Pre-registration is required and space is limited. For more information please contact 828-213-0047 or email
Thanksgiving and Autism

Making the Most of the Holidays for Your Family and Your Son/Daughter on the Autism Spectrum (Indiana University)

Thanksgiving Tips [Talk About Curing Autism Now]


Check out these Gluten Free, Casein Free - Thanksgiving Recipes!
Autism on the News
[10.25.18 The Washington Post] Kids with Autism Want to Connect. Here's How Other Kids Can Help.
[10.28.18 CBS News] How a Conductor Used Music To Reach His Son With Autism
[10.24.18 Aleteia] After 11-Year Old Autistic Boy Fails State Tests, Teacher's Letter Leaves Mom in Tears
[10.31.18 The Inquirer Philly] Learning How to Cook with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Cooking With Confidence at Free Library of Philadelphia 
Help Wanted!
St. Gerard House is now hiring 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. The Behavior Technician will work 1:1 with a child with special needs under the close supervision and guidance of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. We are looking for punctual and reliable people who are creative, animated, and can make learning fun while sticking to procedures.

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: 
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! 
 Here are some of our most needed items...

Contact Us
St. Gerard House
620 Oakland Street
Hendersonville, NC 28791
Join our brand new Connect program for theater junkies and newbies alike.  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

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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