GNO began in 2008 and has since impacted not only girls with autism, but also their families, community partners, and providers in our community and across the country. GNO’s recent efforts include services for an expanded age range, community events, parent networks, and supporting girls in developing sustainable relationships. GNO received national recognition as a unique program that targets females with autism, who are an understudied and underserved population.
The Girls Night Out (GNO) programs mission is to empower girls and women with and without disabilities in Kansas City and surrounding communities towards optimal social-emotional health and improved quality of life.
GNO is committed to promote inclusion and belonging, growth, self-determination, support, meaningful social opportunities, and connections.
WP4KU presents GNO:
See GNO featured in a short story on America Tonight:
Rene Jamison, Ph.D. established GNO with its first group in 2008. Although GNO programs focus on girls with autism and other developmental disabilities, GNO reaches beyond this initial scope, impacting girls and women across the community.
Jessica Schuttler, Ph.D.
Mallorey Beckloff, LMSW