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SMILES Center for Independent Living (SMILES CIL)

Assistive Technology

Mankato Office

709 S Front St, Ste 7, Mankato, MN, 56001

Distance: 1548 Miles

(507) 345-7139


Service Details


Equipment that improves a person's ability to:
* Communicate
* Control or access the environment
* Perform activities of daily living

Additional Information

Helps people with disabilities use assistive technology to eliminate barriers. Services include:
* Assessments to determine the assistive technology needs and preferences
* Training and one-on-one support
* Lending and Demonstration Library to try out assistive technology devices at home or work for 30 days
* Demonstrations about the types and uses of assistive technology

When a person is ready to buy a device, staff can help to identify and work with potential sellers and funding.

About This Location

Services may include:
* Assessment of the need for the device, including software
* Equipment rental during a trial period, customization, training and technical assistance
* Maintenance, repair of devices and rental of equipment during repairs
* Device selection help from available options
* Ongoing training and evaluation about the device for the person and their caregivers

Learn more about this service when paid for under the Developmental Disabilities waiver in the Community-Based Services Manual.


  • Payment
    • Developmental Disabilities Waiver (DD) 
  • Specialization
    • Disabilities 
  • Waiver Service Specialties
    • Assistive Technology Equipment 


Individuals with disabilities

Application Instructions

Contact directly at (507) 345-7139 or toll free at (888) 676-6498. Your county case manager can also contact them.


There is no fee for informational, loan, demonstration, or training of assistive technology services.

If a consumer decides to purchase an item, the staff can work to identify funding options.

Area Served

Blue Earth County


Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (507) 345-7139
Toll Free (888) 676-6498

Last Update


Other Locations

This provider does not offer this service at other locations.

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