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August 15, 2023

Stories & Dreams Worth Sharing

Everyday magic – seeing people blossom is the stuff dreams are made of. 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

May 25, 2023

Rethinking Guardianship and Supported Decision Making 

Guest author Anita Raymond discusses the importance of collaboration when making guardianship decisions. Read More

April 18, 2023

A Breath of Fresh Air

Being outdoors has so many benefits for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Read about how you or your loved one can incorporate the outdoors in your weekly schedule. Read More

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February 22, 2023

Employment Advice for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Tips for finding the right employment fit for people with disabilities. 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

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February 14, 2023

The Path Forward

The Path Forward Finding Hope was the theme for the 2022 Gala and going forward in 2023. It’s also my personal goal this year. I recently had a conversation with someone, and they asked me how do I know if I’m finding hope? What does it mean for my physical… 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


February 3, 2023

Respite Care: Recharge and Refresh

Respite care provides important time for caregivers to refresh and recharge. We've outlined important things to consider when seeking respite care. Read More

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January 12, 2023

LBSA Partners with the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) to Help Individuals with IDD Find Employment

We became a Community Partner with MN DEED Vocational Rehabilitation Services. This partnership will focus on helping individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities create a path to meaningful employment. Read More