About Educational Programs
Little Friends School Program’s suite of services for those with autism and other developmental delays extends from our youngest learners through transition students. Our expert team supports the development of sensory regulation and language as well as cognitive, behavioral, and social emotional skills through the use of structured programming and a multisensory approach to learning. Krejci Academy and Mansion High School staff engage students and their families in developing self-regulation, self-determination (defined as self-advocacy, empowerment and choice), and independence such that each student’s functional and academic growth is evident.
Little Friends Educational Services include:
A student is placed in a Little Friends educational program once their IEP team determines that the student’s needs cannot be met within the home school district. As such, the family is then provided the opportunity for educational placement out of district, in a non-public special education school like Little Friends Krejci Academy, per Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) guidelines.
Meet the Staff
The staff in our therapeutic setting is comprised of Educational Coordinators, Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Teaching Assistants, Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Recreation Therapists, Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Vocational Specialists in addition to support staff.
Krejci Academy and Masion High School
For School Districts
School district officials seeking to refer students to our program can send referral information for review: