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 ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are provided with the best options and opportunities to live safely, work productively, explore creatively and learn continuously throughout their lifetime.

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Board of Directors

Matthew B. Schubert, Paramount Staffing
B. Timothy Desmond, Central Station Development Corporation
David A. Rose, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Douglas A. Wilson, Breakthrough Technologies, LLC
Charles G. Fergus, Office of the Attorney General
Jeffrey A. Krug, J. Krug & Associates, Inc
Alex G. Alexandrou, City of Aurora
John G. George, Schuyler, Riche and Crisham, P.C.
Ronald Ally, William Rainey Harper College
David Bishop, Fifth Third Bank
Eleni P. Bousis, Greek American Rehabilitation and Care Centre
Michele A. Carlin, HR Policy Association
Vernon L. Carson
William Chepulis, Zurich Insurance Company
John M. Duffey, Six Flags Great America
Jennifer Gavelek, Mesirow Financial Corporation
Alexander A. Gianaras, Transformer Manufacturers, Inc
Mitchell A. Kovitz, Kovitz Investment Group
Joan M. Lebow, Thompson Coburn, LLP
Daniel N. Luber, Armor Wealth Group
Marcus D. Montanye, The PrivateBank
David J. Pfau, Peak DB Systems, LLC
James H. Stone, Stone Management Corporation
James V. Testa, Show Sage, LLC

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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