Inaugural Prom for Students with Autism


Prom is an important rite of passage for many high schoolers. This spring, students at Kennedy Krieger’s Montgomery County School participated in this all-American coming-of-age event at the school’s first prom! Twenty-three students enjoyed themselves immensely during the memorable evening. The guests turned out in their best dress and enjoyed lively music, dancing, a photo booth, and dinner.

Prior to the big night, the students learned about prom from the Georgetown Day Middle School “Wear It Blue” community service group, led by Francesca “Frankie” Galli, as well as students of Alfred Einstein High School, led by Lauren Etherton. Lauren and Frankie both have siblings at the Montgomery County School and wanted to create an experience to allow students to share in the spectacular tradition of attending prom. We are grateful for their partnership, dedication, and interest in the project.

The prom was funded by an event hosted by Shelly Galli at SoulCycle DC, at which friends gathered for an afternoon of spin class to raise money for this great cause!