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November 2019
St. Gerard House News

Development AssociateSGH is looking for a part-time Development Associate to support the fundraising operations. The primary duties of the position include administrative, database support and special events support. Experience in the nonprofit sector is highly preferred. Submit your cover letter, resume and a writing sample:

Behavior Technicians - St. Gerard House is seeking entry level, positive and enthusiastic Behavior Technicians 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 in a clinical setting (center-based). SGH will pay for and provide the training for the Registered Behavior Technician Certification. SGH provides supervision for employees working towards their BCBA. Email your cover letter and resume:
In the past few weeks, our Grotto programs have enjoyed a variety of outings and field trips in our community. Check out the recent fun at Grandad's Apples And Such and Sensory Story Time at the Henderson County Public Library. We are grateful for community partners! Be sure to follow us on Facebook so that you can always see our program highlights!
Upcoming Events
November 11: Family Group Night
Autism in the News
How Microsoft Tapped the Autism Community for Talent [Wall Street Journal  10.26.19]
Pain Twice as Common for Kids with Autism Study Finds [US News World Report 10.28.19]
Using Technology to Close the Autism Job Gap [The New York Times 10.24.19]
'There was no choice'; ICU nurse adopts man with autism so he can get life-saving heart transplant [Fox News 10.31.19]
Thanksgiving Recipes

21 Dairy Free, Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes [Small Footprint Family]
The Best Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes [Mama Knows Gluten Free]
Easy and Delicious! Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Thanksgiving [Simply Gluten Free] 
Give Thanks for These Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Dishes [Bon Appetit]
The Best Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Desserts [The Spruce Eats]
5 Simple Steps to Hosting an Autism Friendly Thanksgiving [Autistic Mama Blog]
Thanksgiving Tips [Talk About Curing Autism]
Must Read Thanksgiving Tips [Autism Speaks]
Planning Trips for Children With Autism [Simmons University]
Financial Assistance Resources: People with autism and their families often have a variety of additional expenses required to meet their unique needs. Many are looking for financial assistance. Autism Speaks has compiled a list of different types of resources on this page to help you seek support in your area. [Autism Speaks]
Postsecondary Educational Opportunities Guide [Autism Speaks]
Transition Tool Kit [Autism Speaks]

Mardi Mardi Party Party
February 25, 2020
A special SGH FUNdraiser at Wild Wing Cafe, Arden
First Words of Hope Luncheon
April 22, 2020
Our 10th annual spring luncheon
For info about volunteering or being a table captain, contact 
Are you interested in supporting our work to provide joy and meaningful outcomes to families facing autism?
Would you like to lend a hand to St. Gerard House by donating one of these needful things? Check out our Amazon Wishlist!
St. Gerard House
620 Oakland Street
Hendersonville, NC 28791
  Helping young adults with autism and similar needs prepare for, find, and retain meaningful employment through art, gardening, & culinary learning environments.
For information or to volunteer, contact Julia Matthews: 828.693.4223
ext. 1009
Connect Summer 2020
Connect is a program that SGH developed for kids ages 6 - 19 who need a little boost with their social interactions. This summer camp and drama club teaches participants skills to add to their social toolboxes, helping equip them to express themselves, relate their needs, and make connections and friendships more easily.
Check out our newly revamped Connect page on the SGH website for more information about Connect's awesome programming!

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

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