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SMILES Center for Independent Living

SMILES Assistive Technology (AT) Program
Howard Rosten
709 South Front Street
Mankato, MN 56001-3804
V/TTY: 507-345-7139
Fax: 507-345-8429

MN Relay
711 or 800-627-3529

SMILES AT Program offers individuals with disabilities and families the opportunity to learn about, and try different technologies to help them in their daily lives. SMILES AT Program also has a lending and demonstration library with different devices that are available for 30 day loan, giving the individual or family time to try devices in the environment they would be used. Items included in the library range Pocket talkers, iPads, magnifiers reading pens, various keyboards and numerous devices for the deaf. Assessments are also available if needed or necessary.

Ages Served:
All ages

Types of disabilities served:
All disabilities

Area of Minnesota served:
Blue Earth, Nicollet, Martin, Faribault, Watonwan, Waseca, Brown, Le Sueur, Sibley

Eligibility criteria:

Maximum amount individual can receive:

Additional notes:
Some items for the deaf may be available at no cost.

Funding Assistance:

  • Loan Device
  • Demonstration
  • Information and Referral

Services Funded:

  • Consultation/Observation
  • Assessment/Evaluation

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For listing updates contact:

STAR Program
358 Centennial Office Building
658 Cedar Street
Saint Paul, MN 55155
Phone: 651-201-2640 or toll free 888-234-1267(voice)
MN Relay: 711 or 800-627-3529
Fax: 651-282-6671

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