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August 1, 2019

A Toast to Healthy Eating

Salmon with Avocado & Tomato. Diced Chicken with Penne & Vegetables.  Arugula & Kale Salad. No. These aren’t menu listings from a trendy health food restaurant. These are a few items from the new meal plan at Laura Baker Services Association (LBSA). In the summer of 2017 LBSA assembled a… Read More


May 30, 2019

Performance Dedicated to the Clients and Caregivers at Laura Baker Services

The song “What I Might Be” was written by Paul Krause for the Laura Baker Services Association choir in 2010 around the time of our capital campaign. Recently the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northfield Choir and some of the children joined together to sing this song which was video recorded… Read More


January 1, 2019

The “Art” of Community Building

The "Art" of Community Building Laura Baker believed that an important part of her students’ wellbeing was community acceptance. Acceptance comes with education and familiarity. At a time when many individuals with developmental disabilities were separated from society in large institutions, Laura Baker’s vision was revolutionary. In the early days,… Read More


October 4, 2018

Election Season is Here

The crisp autumn air can only mean one thing – election season is upon us. With election season come many opportunities to speak with both current and potential lawmakers about the issues that deeply affect those with special needs, as well as those who work with people with special needs. Read More


September 6, 2018

LBSA Welcomes Senator Tina Smith’s Staff to Discuss Health Care Costs

Laura Baker Services Associations will welcome U.S. Senator Tina Smith’s staff to discuss Minnesota’s priorities to make health care more affordable and accessible. The discussion will take place in the Assembly Room at Laura Baker Center on the Laura Baker Services campus (211 Oak Street, Northfield), on Friday, September 7,… Read More


April 6, 2018

A Family of Ten

Three times a day. Every day. 365 days a year. You could say the kitchen staff at Laura Baker Services Association is always “on.” When 30 people are relying on you for their sustenance, you can’t exactly skip a meal or close down the kitchen for the day. Every day,… Read More


February 1, 2018

St. Olaf Roommates Discover Special Bond

As freshman-year roommates at St. Olaf College, Becca Person and Avisya Mishra quickly discovered they had a special connection. They both have a sibling with special needs. Now juniors, Becca and Avisya have turned that connection into service in action and are currently co-presidents of the Supporting Special… Read More


January 29, 2018

New Director of Oak Street Services: Nicole Laudont

LBSA is pleased to announce that Nicole Laudont has been selected as the next Director of Oak Street Services. Nicole currently serves as one of three QDDP/Behavior Analysts for Oak Street Services. She has Bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, in Human Behavior/Applied Behavioral Science. She worked with… Read More


January 16, 2018

2017 Gala: Celebrating Our Community

We were honored to share an incredible evening with more than 300 friends at the 2017 Laura Baker Services Association Gala on December 2. The theme, Celebrating Our Community, emphasized the different ways various members of the community partner with LBSA, allowing us to bring the power of possibility to… Read More