Girls Night Out (GNO) Program

The Girls Night Out (GNO) program is recruiting peer volunteers!! GNO is recruiting girls between the ages of 10-19 years old for our upcoming fall 2018 and spring 2019 skills groups. Do you know a girl(s) or any families you can send this to? See the attached flyer for more details.

GNO is a social and self-care skills program for girls with autism and other related developmental disabilities, offered through the CCHD at the University of Kansas Medical Center. The program uses a method that teaches and practices social and self-care skills in their natural community settings. GNO includes girls without developmental disabilities, as trained peer volunteers to participate in the program, create social opportunities for practice, and model use of skills and supports. We actively recruit peer volunteers throughout the year and provide community service hours for participation.

The upcoming skills groups will focus on social competence, including conversation skills utilized in making and keeping friends, making plans, and navigating social relationships. As mentioned above, sessions take place within community settings and within activities that social and self-care skills naturally occur (e.g., hair salon, local stores and boutiques, coffee shops, restaurants, fitness centers, etc.).

Please let us know if you or someone you know would be interested in participating in the GNO program. This has been a meaningful experience for both our peers and participants. Click the following link to complete the GNO Peer Volunteer Application –

Please contact Program Coordinator, Mallorey Marek at or 913-588-4046 if you have any questions. To learn more about GNO, visit our website and be sure to check us out on Facebook We look forward to hearing from you