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Mike Briggs

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: Ken’s Krew is coming to Illinois

Over the past several months, Little Friends has been making a concerted effort to create new programs that offer job opportunities for the neurodiverse,...

Little Friends: April is Autism Acceptance Month

Update, April 15, 2024 / On this date, the 160 ft. Moser Tower with the 72-bell carillon has been illuminated "blue" to reflect Autism...

Little Friends: We can measure individual wellness… here is how

I have often admitted my interest in pursuing new and innovative approaches to helping the people we serve at Little Friends. Recently I had...

FUN Club has a new home at Little Friends

Above / Little Friends has planned an Open House from 5-7PM Mon., Feb. 12, for folks to become acquainted with FUN Club. When Pat Adamatis...

Little Friends: What does it mean to improve an individual’s ‘quality of life?’

In our world of helping individuals and families deal with the challenges and opportunities created by intellectual/developmental disabilities and autism, we sometimes hear about...

Little Friends: Embracing neurodiversity

In mid-November, I attended a conference on Special Education where several speakers presented current topics associated with Autism, Behavior challenges, and other areas pertinent...

Little Friends Activity Center – Dan Casey’s Legacy

On November 2, Little Friends was set to formally celebrate the opening of our new Adult Services facility located at 27545 Diehl Road in...

Little Friends – More new space becomes a reality for Little Friends

In late August, we formally started a new chapter at Little Friends. Our adult programming facility in Downers Grove was moved to 27545 Diehl...

Little Friends – Preparing for connecting adults with communities

For the past several months, Little Friends has been in the process of renovating the new facility that will house our adult programming. With...

Little Friends – Introduction to Medicaid and autism

In March 2023, Drexel University/A.J. Drexel Autism Institute in collaboration with The Policy Impact Project and the Policy, Analytics, and Community Research program published...