A critical part of St. Gerard House's mission is to assist the families of individuals diagnosed with autism. Raising a child can be a difficult task, and raising a child with autism or similar behaviors can be even more so. St. Gerard House makes it a priority to provide a wide array of support, trainings, meetings, and consultations to the families, care takers, teachers, therapists, and others who are integral parts of the life of an individual with autism. Below is a list of support with brief descriptions and links.
Family Group Night
Family Group Night is a free, monthly meeting for whole families experiencing special needs. This group is not diagnosis specific and is open to Henderson county and surrounding counties as well. The meetings begin with a family meal with GFCF options. We split into groups to share stories, play games and gather resources. We meet on the 2nd Monday of the month from 5:30 – 7:30, family meal is from 5:30 – 6 pm and groups breakout at 6 pm.
For more information about Family Group Night, please click here.
St. Gerard House offers consultations with parents/guardians that can be customized to fit any family's needs. Either on-site or in-home, these consultations can be very helpful for parents looking for support and a deeper understanding of autism and how it can impact their children.
For more information about Consultative Services, please click here.
Parent Trainings are a great tool that can be offered in a private or group setting. These trainings will give parents a fundamental understanding of the therapies offered at St. Gerard House and will allow parents to utilize certain aspects in the home with their children.
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