Family Group Night

A free meeting for whole family experiencing special needs

Family Group Night

“Until you have a kid with special needs you have no idea of the depth of your strength, tenacity and resourcefulness.”

Family Group Night is a free support meeting for whole families experiencing special needs. This group is not diagnosis specific and is open to families living in Henderson and surrounding counties. Meet other parents, enjoy a meal, & leave feeling ready to tackle the days ahead! 

The meeting will begin with a family meal then St. Gerard House staff and volunteers care for children of all needs while parents participate in the night’s presentation.  Please return to this page monthly for up to date information and check out our Facebook page. Family Group Night is an informal, causal setting where everyone is welcome! 

  • Dinner begins at 5:15 PM.
  • Age appropriate activities and child/adult care are provided 5:30 – 7:00 PM
  • Parent presentation runs from 5:45 – 7:00 PM.

Upcoming Events

Join us on March 26th back in person for Family Group Night. Ryan Platt of a Special Needs Plan will define special needs planning and help attendees:

  • Learn how to create your family’s “two lifetime” story understanding the needed framework and structure
  • Develop clarity on all the pieces that are critical to ensuring your loved one is secure
  • Gain understanding about government Benefits, SSI (Supplemental Security Income) and Medicaid
  • Understand ABLE Accounts, Special Needs Trusts, & Guardianship
  • Learn ways to be proactive with Tax Strategies and Communication Techniques

This month’s family group night is presented in partnership with appropriated funds through the City of Hendersonville.


RSVP to [email protected]

In April, we will host a parent led discussion. Table topic suggestions will be facilitated. Parents and caregivers can lead the discussion and cover what it is they wish to talk about. Parents are a child’s best advocate – share resources, learn from one another, and make new connections with parents of special needs.

This month’s family group night is presented in partnership with appropriated funds through the City of Hendersonville.

This opportunity provides sponsorship recognition through family group night. Corporate sponsorship funds are unrestricted and may be used towards any organizational need. Contact Julia Buchanan, Director of Development & Community Engagement at [email protected] for more information or to become a sponsor.

Recorded Sessions

Sensory This. Sensory That.
Joy Cadelina
Executive Functioning Skills
Managing Stress presented by local author of Boy Without Instructions, Penny Williams
Autism Therapist
Autism Center
Sleep Issues with local pediatrician, Dr. Charlotte Riddle MD

Contact Information

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