Little Friends, Inc.

Little Friends believes 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.

As such, 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 their clients can work, learn, play and experience the joy of life’s everyday moments.

In addition to the Center for Autism and their Children’s Services, Little Friends supports their clients as they move in to adulthood, providing services that allow them to shape their own lifestyles, determine their schedule, friends and living space. Instead of being sheltered, they are proudly living within our community, finding the joy of purposeful work and meaningful relationships.

  • As members of our community, Little Friends’ clients can choose to live in apartments, condominiums or single-family homes. The staff provides intermittent or 24-hour support to meet individual client needs. Whether it’s physical, mental, emotional or behavioral, Little Friends has the experience and the resources to help. So they can enjoy the support of caring staff as they shape their own lifestyle.
  • At Spectrum, the agency empowers adult clients to achieve their goals, both career and personal. Clients provide services for a wide range of industries, gaining valuable work experience to develop life skills and foster independence.
  • Art is also an important outlet for many of adult clients. It’s how they express themselves to our community in a way words never could. At Inklude, adult artists flourish in an open, collaborative studio environment, where they make decisions regarding exhibitions and sales opportunities. And as clients manage studio operations and create original artwork, they develop a sense of purpose and belonging only possible through art.

For more information about the adult services provided at Little Friends, visit their website:

Spotlight Guests:

Pat Loy, Instruction and Training Manager
Meghan Eddy, Client

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