Guest Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to be a guest?
The event is open to anyone with physical or cognitive disabilities, ages 14 and older (there is no maximum age). We do not have specific guidelines for the eligibility of guests in relation to the legitimacy or severity of their disabilities.
What can parents and caregivers of guests do during the prom?
Dinner will be provided for those who would like to stay on-site during the Night to Shine prom. If you would like to be in the main ballroom with your child, you MUST register as your child's buddy for the evening. Please complete the volunteer registration. If you do not volunteer, you will not be permitted into the ballroom or karaoke room for security purposes. You will be escorted out of the room by security unless you are a volunteer.
Will medical staff be on site for emergencies during the event?
Yes, we will have Emergency Medical Technicians on-site during the event. If your guest needs medication throughout the evening, please indicate it on the registration form. We will set up times for you to meet in the medical room.
Will gluten-free options be available?
Yes, we will have gluten and casein-free dinner options for guests, volunteers, and families. Please be sure to indicate that you need this food option in the registration process.
Can the guest request a specific buddy to be paired with?
When registering, you may request a volunteer to be paired with your guest. We cannot guarantee that your guest will be paired with that buddy, but we will do our best to accommodate your request. Please provide a specific name of the buddy when registering.
Is there a cost for guests to attend or is the event free?
The event is completely free for guests and caregivers to attend.
What is the attire for guests?
Female guests are encouraged to wear prom dresses. Please let us know if you need help getting a gown. Male guests are encouraged to wear a tuxedo. More information will be provided to you once you have signed up.
Can parents, families, and/or para-professionals attend the evening with the guests?
We welcome family, friends, and para-professionals to be a part of the evening by joining our “paparazzi” to cheer on our guests as they make their way down the red carpet. If you choose to join our guests, you MUST register and complete training.
Parents are also welcome to enjoy our respite area and relax during the event if they choose. We do, however, want to allow the guests to engage with their peers during the prom. Unless a family member or para-professional is signed up to be a buddy, we ask that the event is for the Honored Guests and Buddies.
If I work in a group home and am bringing a guest can I stay?
As a caregiver in a group home, you must stay with your guest. We are requiring that staff attend training this year. Please contact
for more information.
Where do I park/drop off on the night of the event?
Please park in the front lot and enter into the building through door 6 of the South Hills Campus of The Bible Chapel. Please follow parking attendants instructions during the night of the event. For the safety of everyone, you are not permitted to park along the sidewalk at any time.
If you have additional questions, please contact