Effective Skill Building using a variety of social skills, Connect helps participants build their social and emotional toolboxes.

New Parent Application

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Autism Center

What's "Connect"?

At Connect, children and young adults with any types of special need use a variety of tools to improve their “Connect Social Skills Tool Box” including:

  • Communicating a need
  • Learning a task
  • Making friends
  • Developing healthy boundaries
  • Asking for help

These skills are great for all children to learn and implement.

Autism Care

Summer Camp

Connect Drama Club runs while schools are in summer recess.

St. Gerard House’s Connect program is a summer camp focused on building and polishing social skills for ages 6 to 19. Connect promotes wellness support for all children, regardless of diagnosis, whether the child has a diagnosis on the autism spectrum or other developmental needs. Connect also welcomes the child who is typically developing and could benefit from tips that can help them socialize with other kids.

For more information on Connect and its programming, please contact Sharon Stokes at or via phone at 828.693.4223, extension 1010.

Autism School

What are the goals of connect?

Autism Treatment

Whats the connect curriculum?

Autism Therapist

Additional social skills resources

For More Information on Connect

Contact Sharon Stokes.

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