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May 2019
St. Gerard House News
Our Ninth Annual First Words of Hope Luncheon
was a huge success... thanks to our dedicated and compassionate donors, volunteers, and staff! Thank you to everyone who helped out, showed up, and supported St. Gerard House. We truly appreciate your commitment to helping individuals with autism in our community and their families achieve more joy!
Watch the 2019 Luncheon video, highlighting Celia's journey.
[Hendersonville Times-News | April 25, 2019]
St. Gerard House's Luncheon highlights impact, need
Check out our photo album for highlights from our big event!
Upcoming Events
May 13: FAMILY GROUP NIGHT "Stress Management" Presented by Kecia Bailey, LCAS, LCSW
CONNECT Drama Club - Back for Summer!
Two sessions of fun theatre games, arts & crafts, and more! Providing a great opportunity for building social skills for kids ages 6 - 19.
Session A: June 17 - June 28 (2 weeks)
Time:  8:30-12:30 (Monday - Friday)
Fee:  $200
Session B: July 22 - August 9 (3 weeks)
Time:  8:30-12:30 (Monday - Friday)
Fee:  $300
Autism in the News
[4.18.2019 The New York Times] Oliver Sacks: The Healing Power of Gardens
[4.9.2019 Nourishing Hope] Nutrition Helps Autism Symptoms... And It Helped Their Anxiety Too
[4.5.2019 Crux] Priest Who Went Public with Autism Dreams of Doing 'Great Things'
[5.8.2018 Indy] State Law Orders Insurers to Cover Therapies for Children with Autism. Many Families Still Going Without.
ASD Resources
The Parental Guide to Keeping Autistic Kids Safe from Hey Safety
Autism Certified Family Destinations
is giving back!
Use Christi's services at no cost to you, and 10 - 20% of her commission will go back to St. Gerard House.
Christi Hughes from Ears of Experience wants to help you plan your next family vacation. Having experience planning for her own daughter with special needs, Christi offers packages with not only the most competitive pricing, but also timely and personalized customer service.
Ears of Experience is an authorized Disney Vacation Planning Company with direct connections to Disability Access Services.
Reach out to Christi at: 828.429.6973 |
Don't forget to mention St. Gerard House!!!
Are you interested in supporting our work to provide joy and meaningful outcomes to families facing autism?
Would you like to give St. Gerard House a gift? Check out our Amazon Wishlist!
Here's some things we could really use!
Our Feed The Need Program is looking for volunteers for our Spring/Summer sessions!
You don't have to be a professional or have experience teaching children with special needs to join us and help out!
Do you like to cook?
Come help with Culinary Class! Tues/Th 3:45 - 6:00 pm
Green Thumb?
Help us get our garden ready for Spring! MWF 4 - 6 pm
Passionate about art?
Get creative with FTN!
Tues/Th 1:30 - 3:30 pm
For more information about any of these exciting opportunities or to help out, contact Julia:
828.693.4223 or
St. Gerard House
620 Oakland Street
Hendersonville, NC 28791
Join our 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 for more information! 
For information, contact Sharon Stokes: 828.693.4223 ext. 1010
  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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