Caroline Long founded St. Gerard House to educate children like her son and daughter, Liam and Mary Bridget, who have autism. When ready, students are given the opportunity to attend mainstream classes at Immaculata Catholic School.
Behavioral therapists Cliff Cowan (left) and Andrew Buchanan work with children during an art session. The kids are constantly engaged in monitored activities and ABA therapy.
Clinical Director Rachael Cushing laughs with Liam Blackwell as he jokes with his behavioral therapist Ford Chumley (not shown).
Bridget Blackwell, 9, hits the books in her fourth-grade class. Opposite, Behavioral Therapist Cliff Cowan assists a child in a singing and dancing activity.
A child enrolled in The Grotto plays alongside children in a pre-K class at Immaculata Catholic School.