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January 10, 2024

Care and Inclusion: Special Needs Group Homes

Care and Inclusion: Special Needs Group Homes At Laura Baker Services Association (LBSA), we believe that every individual deserves to live in a place where they can thrive, feel safe and be embraced by a community that values them. As dedicated spaces that nurture, empower and celebrate the unique abilities… Read More

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January 3, 2024

Navigating Dual Challenges: Addressing the Common Concurrence of IDD and Mental Health Conditions

Martha W. Lantz, MSW, MBA, has been working with LBSA to develop behavioral health services for those with IDD and mental health conditions. Read More

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December 14, 2023

Finding the Right Group Home for Your Loved One

Transitioning your loved one with IDD to a group home can be difficult. Individual needs can vary, so it's important to find one that fits their needs. Read More

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October 18, 2023

NIH Designates People with Disabilities as a Population with Health Disparities

A health disparity designation helps to encourage research specific to the health issues and unmet health needs of these populations. Read More

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September 25, 2023

TEFRA is No Longer a Burden to Special Needs Families in Minnesota

Effective July 1, 2023, parents in Minnesota are no longer required to pay a Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 (TEFRA) fee. Read More

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June 28, 2023

North Oak Cottage Reopens

After being closed for over three years as a result of a staffing shortage, people have started moving into one of two temporarily-closed cottages at LBSA! Read More

Sandi Gerdes and Joe Mazan of KSTP News

February 15, 2023

LBSA Featured on KSTP News

LBSA Featured on KSTP News On Monday, February 13, KSTP-TV’s Joe Mazan introduced viewers to the incredible Laura Baker on the So Minnesota segment. See how the vision of one woman at the end of the 19th century lives on today at LBSA. Watch the Segment… Read More

February 13, 2023

Gala Raises Over $305,000!

2022 Gala Raises Over $305,000! On Saturday, December 3, we held our 27th Annual Gala at Carleton College. 2022 was a special year as LBSA celebrated 125 years of service! Read More

Britani Christensen

January 11, 2023

Britani Christensen wins 2023 Gary Martin Memorial Scholarship

Congratulations Britani! Britani Christensen was recently awarded a $1,000 Gary Martin Memorial Scholarship. Britani is LBSA’s Payroll Manager/HR specialist. In addition to working full-time at LBSA, Britani is working on her Associates of Applied Science degree with a Human Resources certificate from Rasmussen University. Once she obtains her A.A. degree… Read More

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August 15, 2022

LBSA’s 125th Anniversary Featured in Northfield News

Our 125th anniversary is featured in a Northfield News article! Read More