Meet Rachel

December 21, 2018

Before attending her first class at Carleton College, Rachel Gallagher knew she wanted to supplement her college career by volunteering with individuals who have special needs. Inspired by a friend from high school who had autism and an aunt who work … more

Election Season is Here

October 4, 2018

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 thos … more

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

September 6, 2018

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 … more

A Family of Ten

April 6, 2018

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 kitche … more

St. Olaf Roommates Discover Special Bond

February 1, 2018

  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 i … more

New Director of Oak Street Services – Nicole Laudont

January 29, 2018

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 Univ … more

2017 Gala: Celebrating Our Community

January 16, 2018

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 partne … more

The Important Work of Caregivers

September 21, 2017

Our team of caregivers is exceptional. A recent piece by Evan Frost of MPR News, 'Where God is': Caring for disabled brings struggles, joys, reiterates the important work of those who help people with disabilities fulfill their dreams. In light of th … more

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