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December 2019
St. Gerard House News
GIFT MATCH CHALLENGE
 
Dearest friends, we are excited to announce that thanks to two generous donors, St. Gerard House has received a matching gift challenge! Please help us meet our goal by making a contribution of any amount.
 

 
THANKSGIVING PARTY FEED THE NEED
 
Our entire Feed the Need team gathered for a delicious dinner. We enjoyed a delicious meal prepared in collaboration with our Feed the Need culinary class. Special thanks to IAM for hosting us! We are grateful for our families, board members, volunteers and friends. Click here to see more photos!
 
  
NOW HIRING
Academic Assistant: 
St. Gerard House is now hiring an Academic Program Assistant. This position is part-time, 20 hours per week, non exempt. The Academic Program Assistant’s overall responsibility is to assist and provide support to the Academic Program Coordinator in the individualized academic curriculum for school-aged children with autism in the Grotto Program.

The applicant should be an individual who has a positive attitude and works well on a team. They must also be willing to be flexible and have good communication skills. To see the complete job description and other openings, click here

Send resume and cover letter to: humanresources@stgerardhouse.org 
Upcoming Events
Happy Hour for St. Gerard House - 
Join us on December 6th at the Wine and Sage for a happy hour. Wine and Sage will donate 10% of the night's sales will benefit St. Gerard House.
 
 
 
 
December Family Group Night:
Autism in the News
[USA Today 11.26.19] On the dean's list, with autism: Colleges add autism support services, but they're pricey
 
[New York Times 11.19.19]  For Some Children With Autism, Dance Is a Form of Expression 
 
[Fox 8 Cleveland 11.26.19] After being denied employment, man with autism opens his own coffee shop
 
[CBS News 11.22.19] Mall Santa Claus calms boy with autism who'd been too nervous to meet him for 6 years
 
[Noursing Hope; 11.16.19] Forbes Article Ignores Abundant Science On Gluten Free For Autism
 
[The New York Times 11.10.19] After Cancer, 'Trying to Be the Best Father' to a Son With Autism
Resources 
CHRISTMAS RESOURCES
 
Shop a Little, Help a Lot! 
"Adults with with autism deserve the opportunity to contribute as productive workers in appropriate employment settings – with supports if needed – and to improve their quality of life... Autism Speaks is excited to share this growing list of small businesses and organizations that are committed to employing individuals with autism. Each of the businesses to the left has high quality products created by young adults and adults with autism that are available for purchase online." [Autism Speaks]
 
 
 
Christmas Isn't' Autism Friendly, But you Can Avoid Meltdowns With These Tips [Scary Mommy]
 
16 Tips for Enjoying the Holidays With an Autistic Child [Very well Health] 
SAVE THE DATES!
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 bertha@stgerardhouse.org 
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 us a Christmas gift? Check out our Amazon Wishlist!
 
 
 
 
 
 
CONTACT US
St. Gerard House
828-693-4223
620 Oakland Street
Hendersonville, NC 28791
info@stgerardhouse.org
www.stgerardhouse.org
 
WHAT'S HAPPENING?
 
 
  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
julia@stgerardhouse.org
 
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.
 

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

http://www.stgerardhouse.com

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