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Mike Briggs

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Mike Briggs is the President and CEO of Little Friends. Little Friends empowers 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.

Little Friends: Diagnosis of Autism is on the rise again

Just over a month ago new statistics were announced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that showed the prevalence of Autism was...

Little Friends: ‘The Giving Tree’

It seems beyond hard to believe that we are in the middle of our holiday season. By the time this goes to print, Thanksgiving...

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Just as Positively Naperville goes to print for its November issue, we will be completing the National Disability Employment Awareness month at the end...

Little Friends: The workplace shortage

All of us today driving on today’s streets can’t help but see the “Help Wanted” signs in respective businesses. I feel for those in...

LEARNING PRACTICAL SKILLS FOR COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT AT LITTLE FRIENDS

Time continues to fly by evidenced by the new school year getting started in late August. There is a sense of excitement for the...

Neurofeedback training is coming to Little Friends

Over the past year, Little Friends has been investing in our business with a desired goal to add new services that add to the...

Little Friends: Timely and relevant feedback matters… and is appreciated!

Recently I was able to participate in a conference that was focused on Strategy and Innovation. While Little Friends is an agency that provides...

Little Friends: A return to normalcy… sort of

The announcement by the Governor in May that we are headed to the final phase 5 that technically reopens our State was welcome news...

Little Friends launches $10 million capital campaign

It has been over 28 years since Little Friends has launched a formal capital campaign. In early April on the day celebrating National Autism...

Little Friends – April is Autism Awareness Month

Every April is World Autism month where we and other organizations involved with this developmental disorder share information and stories about individuals and families...

Little Friends – March is National Disability Awareness Month

On February 26, 1987, then-President Ronald Reagan officially declared Proclamation 5613 making the month of March National Disability Awareness month. According to what was...

Little Friends – Our new normal

Above / Large windows welcome natural light throughout the new home for Little Friends where a spacious playground is the centerpiece, featuring many outdoor...

Little Friends: Reflections at the end of the year

Every year about this time, it seems appropriate to reflect upon the past 12 months and put in place new plans for the coming...

Little Friends – A time to give thanks!

With the way 2020 has gone, it seems incredible that the holiday season is coming quickly. Thanksgiving, in particular, is a favorite for so...

Little Friends: No need for Halloween masks… we’ve already got them!

I have to believe that no one predicted that this Halloween everyone would be wearing a mask! But here we are and while normally...

Actions Matter – Little Friends is Moving Forward

We are excited to announce that on August 24, after over two years since first walking the desired property, Little Friends closed and acquired...

Little Friends: Adapting to our New Normal

Over the past several months, we all have witnessed abilities to adapt to ways of life never thought of as a possibility. Imagine how the...

Little Friends is getting ready for the next ‘normal’

The State of Illinois has moved into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan and Little Friends is adapting like all of us are...

Little Friends: Celebrating 55 years of service to the community

On May 25, Little Friends celebrated its 55th year in existence as a resource to help children and adults challenged by intellectual/developmental disabilities and...

Little Friends: Still Doing What Matters

At the time of this writing, we are completing our fifth week of the Shelter-In mandate. Based upon the Governor’s announcement, and assuming all...

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