Little Friends, Inc.

About Little Friends, Inc.

Little Friends has been empowering children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities, and their families, to live, learn, work and thrive in our community for over 50 years. Based in Naperville, Little Friends operates three schools, vocational training programs, community-based residential services and the Little Friends Center for Autism. Founded in 1965, Little Friends serves more than 800 people each year throughout DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, McHenry, LaSalle, Will and western Cook counties.

Their Mission

Fulfilling Lives–Regardless of Challenge. Every one of their clients has a right to a fulfilling life of dignity, independence and respect. So do their families. That right is universal, regardless of challenge. At Little Friends, they empower clients with autism and other developmental disabilities to thrive in our community. Their groundbreaking programs and nationally-renowned staff provide lifelong opportunities for growth, so clients can work, learn, play and experience the joy of life’s everyday moments.

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Mike Briggs, President & CEO
Camille Smith, Vice President of School Programs


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