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Little City raises $300,000 at Invitational Golf Classic

Little City is thrilled to announce the 54th annual Little City Invitational raised more than $300,000 to help people with developmental disabilities get the services they need. More than 200 people came out to Twin Orchard Country Club Monday to participate in one of Chicagoland’s longest running charity golf events that included an 18-hole tournament, … read more

Little City Welcomes Five Former Countryside Board Members

  Little City is pleased to welcome five new members to our Board of Directors. All five members served on the Countryside Association for People with Disabilities Board of Directors and decided to continue their service with Little City after the merger. Heather Ritter is the former board president of Countryside Association from 2011 until … read more

NeuroTribes Author to Speak in Northfield Dec. 1

Award-winning author Steve Silberman, shown above in a TED talk, is scheduled to speak on “Different, Not Less: NeuroTribes and the Future of Neurodiversity,” at a Family Action Network event at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the Cornog Auditorium at the Northfield campus of New Trier High School, 7 Happ Rd. in Northfield. Silberman won … read more

‘Coping Box’ Promotes Skills for Loss and Other Stressors

When working with anyone following a time of loss, it is important to recognize that everyone copes with things differently. Some may lash out, others may isolate and some may lean on their faith. To process loss in one’s life, individuals need a healthy outlet for their emotions. Identifying effective coping skills can assist in … read more

Advocates for Choice in Housing Convene in Chicago

Parents of adult children with disabilities who live at home don’t always know how to provide an enriched experience for their loved ones. Still, many feel they have no other housing option to provide. “Families are being denied choice, and this must change,” says Sister Rosemary Connelly, executive director of Misericordia, a nonprofit campus for about 600 … read more

What it Means for Families to Negotiate Differences

Families can be cruel before they come to accept the differences their children exhibit, from homosexuality to autism, dwarfism or other disabilities, author Andrew Solomon told the audience at Northwestern University’s Cahn Auditorium in Evanston Tuesday night. “Acceptance happens very gradually,” said Solomon, who is the author of “Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the … read more

Coping with Autism and Puberty

The following article is provided courtesy of Kaiser Health News, a nonprofit national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. By Heidi de Marco September 29, 2015 SHERRILL, N.Y. — Alexander Brown swings back and forth on a makeshift hammock bolted to a wooden beam in his living room. … read more

AT&T Helped Light the City Blue

Today, autism affects one out of 50 children throughout the nation. Over 80 percent of children at Little City have pervasive developmental disabilities, including autism, Asperger syndrome and other diagnoses on the autism spectrum. Last April, Little City raised awareness surrounding autism as they worked to “Light the City Blue.” Throughout the month of April, … read more

Duffey Family Children's Village

Little City Will Advance the Quality of Life for Children with Autism

Little City announced that a $1 million leadership gift from John and Becky Duffey will go towards the construction of the first two homes of the Duffey Family Children’s Village. Construction for these homes is planned for Spring 2013. (Rendering of one of the homes in the Duffey Family Children’s Village) Children with autism and … read more

“Little City uses an affirming message – that it’s a good world, there’s a place for my kids in the world and Little City will help them find it.”

Rachel, mother of children receiving home-based support services