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SMILES Center for Independent Living (SMILES CIL)

Independent Living Skills (ILS) Training

New Ulm Office

1618 S Broadway, New Ulm, MN, 56073-3837

Distance: 966 Miles

(507) 354-7106


Service Details


Independent Living Skills (ILS) Training services develop, maintain, and improve a person's community living skills in the areas of:
* Communication
* Community living and mobility
* Interpersonal
* Reduction/elimination of maladaptive behavior
* Self-care
* Sensory/motor development involved in acquiring functional skills


Under Waiver Reimagine, Independent Living Skills (ILS) Training and individualized home supports are streamlining into one service called individualized home supports with training as of January 1, 2021 (or upon federal approval).

For more information about individualized home supports and the transition throughout 2021, please visit the DHS manual page for individualized home supports and the FAQ section of the Waiver Reimagine website.

Application Instructions

Contact directly at (507) 345-7139 (toll free at (888) 676-6498) or email to

A county case manager can call to set up waiver-funded (or the Developmental Disabilities waiver service of Semi-Independent Living Services (SILS) services).


Accepts waiver funding for people on disability waivers.

Also provides services to people who are not on waivers.

Area Served

Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Le Sueur, Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca, and Watonwan Counties


Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (507) 354-7106

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