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Little City Earns Three-Year Accreditation for Services to Individuals with Autism and Other Disabilities

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), awards Little City with highest certification for meeting rigorous standards


Keeping true to Little City Foundation’s mission of providing high-quality care for individuals with disabilities, the Palatine-based organization recently earned a three-year certification from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), an international and independent accreditor of human services and health organizations.

This accreditation is the highest certification awarded to agencies that meet CARF’s rigorous standards. Conformance to CARF standards is an on-going Little City commitment to providing services that enhance the lives of children and adults with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The accreditation process is a review of the agency’s policies and practices by means of site visits, interviews with guardians, participants, staff, funders and stakeholders, along with a review of agency-produced documentation that supports conformance to CARF standards.Earning this accreditation means Little City has demonstrated its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable and of the highest quality.

“CARF accreditation benchmarks the programs and services that Little City provides,” said Little City Director of Compliance and Regulatory Relations Theresa Moran. “Families, donors and the community at large know Little City is meeting an international set of standards created to ensure that participants receive services that have a positive impact on their quality of life.”

Little City has been accredited since 1998 making this its 7th consecutive year earning this certification. CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of the persons served. To support children and adults with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities, visit  

For complete information, visit or contact Sally Blake at or 847-221-7831. 


About Little City Foundation
For more than 50 years, Little City Foundation has developed innovative and personalized programs to fully assist and empower children and adults with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. With a commitment to attaining a greater quality of life for Illinois’ most vulnerable citizens, Little City actively promotes choice, person-centered planning and a holistic approach to health and wellness. Little City’s ChildBridge services include in-home personal and family supports, clinical and behavior intervention, 24/7 residential services and special needs foster care and adoption. Little City’s LifePath Adult Services offers a variety of residential options, employment opportunities, home-based services, case management, day supports, Special Olympics, an award-winning Center for the Arts and more. The organization has a 56-acre campus in Palatine and offices in Chicago. Visit


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