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A Continuum of Care – Little Friends suite of services extends from supporting a family through a young child’s diagnosis and therapies, to an adolescent in school, from a young adult’s vocational training to an elderly resident’s independent living. Our staff bring their expertise and understanding for how to best support and create a life of dignity and independence for those we serve. This community then becomes a family through one’s lifetime.  This continuum of care is what makes our agency unique and a lasting resource to the children, adults, and families we serve, whenever they need us.

Center for Autism

Little Friends Center for Autism (LFCA) strives to provide a fulfilling life for those we serve through comprehensive therapy services and evidence-based treatment strategies.  We understand the range of emotions that may come with an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis and we are here to help families along the way.

Adult Day Services

Little Friends Adult Day Services program seeks to provide adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities meaningful ways to spend their days. Our three programs: Community Day Services, Supported Employment Program, and Inklude Art Studio provide individuals with opportunities to pursue a variety of personal goals and lead empowered lives.

Respite Family Services

Little Friends Respite Family Services offers caregivers time for rest and relief from challenges associated with raising a child with special needs. Our program offers multi-week sessions for children with special needs and their siblings featuring indoor and outdoor activities and socialization opportunities.

Residential Services

Little Friends Residential Services Program helps adults with autism and other developmental disabilities live in homes as independent members of the community with support provided based on each individual’s needs. The agency strives to help those we serve to enjoy the freedom to shape their own lives and make decisions about their own homes, friends, and how they spend their time. Our breadth of experience provides us with the tools to adapt each environment to meet the unique needs of our residents.

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I love my school

“I love my school because I have great teachers and friends.”

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I like to socialize and laugh

“I like to socialize and laugh with my friends every day.”

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Little Friends staff are remarkable people

“As parents, we feel truly thankful and blessed for the opportunities that Little Friends has provided and offered.  Little Friends staff are remarkable people who are dedicated to what they do and those they serve.”

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Good times with friends and people who care

“For my son, this has not been just a school but the place where he spends good times with friends and people who care about him.”

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How grateful we are

“How grateful we are to all the angels who work with our son at Little Friends. This is his home.”

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Krejci means so much to Us

“Krejci means so much to us because it’s been the one place that has truly helped my child excel and grow; the place that he is not judged or made to feel different but accepted. I am so appreciative of the patience, care, and hard work from all the Krejci staff.”

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Positive Impact on our Family

“Respite has had such a positive impact on our family. We love that our kids can socialize with other families that share our similarities. It gives me comfort knowing he is in good hands”