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JR Larson with wife and son in Chicago

May 10, 2022

Family Navigation Services Featured in Faribault Daily News

LBSA's Family Navigation Services program was featured in the Faribault Daily News! LBSA Executive Director Sandi Gerdes and Director of Business Development JR Larson provided insight for the article. Read More

May 9, 2022

Transitions and Challenges: Adulthood and the Job Market

Entering adulthood and the job market can present challenges to an adult with IDD. Support is available for living options, employment and independent living. Read More

Student gets help coloring from teacher

May 5, 2022

Transitions and Challenges: Resources for School-Aged Children with Special Needs

Entering the school system presents new challenges and opportunities for parents of children with special needs. These resources can make the path clearer. Read More

A toddler girl with special needs reads book alongside adult

May 3, 2022

Transitions and Challenges: Toddlers and Preschoolers

Toddlers and preschoolers with IDD often receive their first early intervention support when entering the education system. View our special needs resources. Read More

LBSA staff member Kelcey Aspelund holding scholarship check

April 29, 2022

Congratulations, Kelcey!

Congratulations to Kelcey, who was recently awarded a $1,000 Gary Martin Memorial Scholarship. Read More

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April 29, 2022

Finding a Living Option that Meets Your Needs

Deciding on what home could look like can be daunting. Take a look at some potential options that could meet your family’s needs. Read More

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April 28, 2022

Transitions and Challenges: Birth and Infancy

Support for families with an infant, newborn or expected child with an intellectual or developmental disability (IDD). Explore our Family Navigation services. Read More

A group of families and kids play together

April 25, 2022

Transitions and Challenges: Building a Support Network

If you’re seeking support for a loved one with an intellectual or developmental disability, check out our resources, including Family Navigation Services. Read More

Special needs student reading with an assistant and a therapy dog

April 19, 2022

Knowledge Is Power: Individualized Education Program Preparation

An IEP is a customized learning plan developed for children with special needs in a public school. Explore our tips for navigating your IEP. Read More

A Great Day Farm

April 18, 2022

IDD-Friendly Activities for Families

Have a family member or loved one with an intellectual or developmental disability? Here a some local, IDD-friendly activities they may enjoy. Read More