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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

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

LBSA client at music therapy

December 1, 2022

Music Therapy is More Than Just Fun

Music therapy is more than just fun; it has the power to heal and strengthen! This is especially true for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Read More

lbsa client and supporter at 2022 flannel gala

November 7, 2022

Finding Hope

Finding hope, finding the light, can seem more and more difficult in these crazy times. Community support, families who tell their stories and the good they see remind us that the work we do is life-giving, and that the people we work with deserve to be moved from society’s margins to receive the support they need and deserve. Read More

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October 19, 2022

What is a Certified Support Planner?

A Certified Support Planner is an optional service under the Consumer Directed Community Supports (CDCS) option, allowing families a more flexible way to use their state funding dollars to care for a loved one with a disability or a medical condition. Read More

October 17, 2022

Inclusive Workplaces and Employment Opportunities

It's National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and we're sharing an article highlighting the importance of creating meaningful employment opportunities for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities and chipping away at misconceptions to foster inclusive workplaces.  Read More

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October 11, 2022

Safety Technology for People with IDD in the Community

New safety technology can help support someone with an invisible disability or vulnerability. The Vitals™ App provides real-time digital ID by providing information that a parent or caregiver enters into the app. Read More