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July 12, 2022

What You Should Know About Disability and Special Needs Future Planning

Having a child with a disability or special needs can bring a family incredible joys and unique challenges, so it's important to plan for the future. Check out our special needs planning tips. Read More

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June 16, 2022

Breaking Myths About Neurodiversity: The Benefits of Cognitive Diversity at Work

The term "neurodiversity" is a relatively new concept at work. Although challenging, establishing a neurodiverse workplace offers significant benefits. Read More

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June 13, 2022

Transitioning Someone with Special Needs to a Group Home

You will need to consider many factors when transitioning someone with special needs into a group home. Read More

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May 23, 2022

Financial Planning for a Loved One With Special Needs

Ensuring future financial security and quality of life requires more than hopes and dreams alone. It requires special planning for your future and the lifetime of your loved one with special needs. Read More

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May 12, 2022

Finding a Tutor for Someone With Special Needs

Are you looking for a tutor for your loved one with special needs? Check out our tips for finding the best fit. Read More

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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

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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