It’s a Wrap: Lori Couvé

Lori Couvé can change how people see autism with just her pencil. For more than 40 years, Lori has used blank canvases to create beautiful works of art that have been featured everywhere from the University of California-Long Beach to the Chicago Cultural Center and even by the Chicago Bulls. From an early age, it … read more

Participants in the LifePath Culinary and Kitchen Arts Program

A Cut Above the Rest

The tablecloth was immaculate. The glass was set on the correct side of the plate. The forks were in perfect order. Jeff Aiken had set a table for a banquet. But he did much more than set a table. He set himself up for new and exciting opportunities as part of the first-ever graduating class … read more

Little City Special Olympics Team Coach Stephanie

Outstanding Team Series: Coach Stephanie Darnell

Behind every championship team is a group of a committed and talented coaches ready to lead the way. Little City’s Special Olympics team is no different. After Little City won the 2017 Kevin T. Kendrigan Most Outstanding Team, those in charge of selecting the winner quickly pointed to Little City’s coaching staff as a key … read more

Nadia and her adoptive family with Judge Susan Fox Gillis

Little City Adoption Specialist Makes Families a Reality

You could say that Jordan Sigunick pulled off a miracle. The Little City child welfare specialist had a group of three siblings that were going to be adopted by three adult sisters who all lived next to each other and would create the perfect support system by keeping the siblings near each other. But there … read more

Ciara Craig with Gold medal

Outstanding Team Series: Special Olympian Ciara Craig

Ciara Craig’s legs are strapped to a bench. She’s staring straight up at a metal bar, drawing deep breaths, preparing for a struggle. There’s no place she’d rather be. “Start!” Ciara hears the command from her coach and becomes a weight lifting machine. She brings the 65 pounds of metal down to her chest. “Press!” … read more

Recipe for Success 2017

Former Countryside’s Culinary Classic is a Success for Little City

Little City cooked up a delightful evening of delicacies for the 12th annual Recipe for Success to benefit people with developmental disabilities. The longtime Countryside culinary classic debuted under the Little City name on March 27 at the Meadows Club in Rolling Meadows to great success, bringing in tens of thousands of dollars to support … read more

IlliniCare Health donates to Little City

IlliniCare Health boosts Little City’s Oral Health Care program

Little City is grateful for a $4,250 donation from IlliniCare Health that will continue a mutually beneficial partnership to provide the best oral healthcare possible for people with autism and developmental disabilities. Through donations such as the gift from IlliniCare, Little City’s dental specialist Debbi Viger is able to offer these training sessions free of … read more

Astellas helps Little City ‘Change Tomorrow’

Nicole Sasanuma knew the mosaic she was helping make for Little City’s Center for the Arts was much more than an art project. Nicole, one of roughly 150 volunteers from Astellas who came to Little City during her company’s “Changing Tomorrow Day,” has a cousin with Down syndrome and knows how helpful a place like … read more

"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