The Power of Possibility
As a disability services provider dedicated to bringing the power of possibilities to people with special needs, we offer a continuum of living, educational and support services so that families can choose the options that will best support their loved ones in leading fulfilling lives.
Faces in the Community
Our community is extraordinary … rich with musicians, cooking-enthusiasts, passionate volunteers, curious learners, dedicated employees and so many more. Inspirational stories of our community members abound.
Laura Baker Services Association has a long and rich history of serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. In 1897, Miss Laura Baker founded The School for Nervous and Backward Children in Minneapolis, dedicated to the idea that people with disabilities could be educated and become productive members of society. She relocated to Northfield, Minnesota, a year later and eventually renamed her school The Laura Baker School.
Today, more than a century after its founding, Laura Baker Services Association has grown into a world-class association helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities lead meaningful and productive lives in a variety of settings. In addition to fulfilling the initial commitment to education, LBSA also offers a plethora of other services designed to nurture physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.