Mission, Vision & History

Fraser is Minnesota's largest and most experienced provider of autism services. Fraser also provides services for mental health and other developmental disabilities for children and adults with special needs through healthcare, education and housing. Our programs are nationally recognized for their high quality, innovation, and individualized, family-centered approach.

History of Fraser
Music Therapy Pioneer
Louise Whitbeck Fraser

Portions of this page were created with information from the HENNEPIN COUNTY HISTORY: Quarterly Publication of Hennepin County Historical Society, Winter '85/86, Volume 44, Number 4, Tom Balcom.

For a simple, visual version of the Louise Whitbeck Fraser story (read by WCCO-TV anchor Jason DeRusha at the 2013 Fraser Annual Benefit), view the video below:

Louise Whitbeck Fraser

Louise Whitbeck Fraser was a pioneer in special education. In 1935, Mrs. Fraser opened a school in her home for children with disabilities. She believed that all children should have the opportunity to develop to their full potential.

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