About Us

About Us

Established in 1959, Little City was founded by a group of parents who dreamed of a unique and revolutionary environment for their children who “experts” often said should be institutionalized. Today, Little City is a vital and vibrant community offering a comprehensive scope of services and amenities to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Our founding principles along with a therapeutic community approach, continue to guide the programs and services for children and adults of all ages, enabling Little City to create hope, change lives and challenge the limits placed on individuals with disabilities.


To serve children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing the best options and opportunities to live safely, learn continuously, explore creatively and work productively throughout their lifetime. By inspiring, advocating and pursuing success with passion and purpose, lives are changed through hope, happiness, and optimism.

Board of Directors

Matthew B. Schubert, Paramount Staffing
Lianne Paterson, Schaumburg School District 54
David A. Rose
, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
David Bishop, BMO Private Bank
B. Timothy Desmond, Central Station Development Corporation
Jeffrey A. Krug, J. Krug & Associates, Inc.
Charles G. Fergus, Office of the Attorney General
Alex G. Alexandrou, City of Aurora
William Chepulis, Zurich Insurance Company
Heather Ritter, Daily Herald Media Group
John J. George, Akerman LLP
Eleni P. Bousis, Hippocratic Cancer Research Foundation
Gregory Burns, Allstate Insurance Company
John M. Duffey

Rit Faisal, Spherade Inc.
Jennifer Gavelek, Alliant/Mesirow Financial Services
Alexander A. Gianaras, Alec K. and Viena P. Gianaras Foundation
Monu Kalsi, Salesforce
Amar Kapadia, KPMG LLC
 Mrinalini Lakshminarayanan, Parker Hannifin
Marcus D. Montanye, CIBC
David J. Pfau, Hive10 LLC
Andrew D. Richmond, Cornerstone Research
Dale Rublaitus, Motorola Solutions, Inc.
James H. Stone, J. H. Stone Consulting, Inc.
James V. Testa, Show Sage, LLC
Chad Werkema, Motorola Solutions, Inc.

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"There are so many capable and caring staff at Little City, past and present, who have helped Clifford. He has made a lot of progress in mastering his behavior."

Colleen, Mother of a child living in a ChildBridge Group Home