SMILES maintains and updates an Information and Referral database relating to programs and services provided by SMILES and other disability related organizations throughout Region IX and the State of Minnesota.  Information about specific disabilities, assistive technology, service providers, local resources, government benefits and other disability related resources are stored within this database.

SMILES provides individuals with disabilities, family members, service providers, and the community at large information on options, resources, and issues that influence independent lifestyles.  The information helps to assist in making choices and meeting the Independent Living needs of individuals with disabilities. The information is:

  • Provided via telephone, mail, e-mail or in person.
  • Provided to allow individuals to choose from available options and resources to live as independently as possible.
  • Available to individuals with disabilities, family members, service providers and the community at large.

For more information contact Howard at 345-7139 or