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SMILES Center for Independent Living (SMILES CIL)

School to Adult Life Transition

SMILES Mankato Office

709 S Front St, Ste 7, Mankato, MN, 56001-3887

Distance: 966 Miles

(507) 345-7139


Service Details


Coordinated activities are provided to students to teach the knowledge and skills needed for post-school activities. This can include such things as employment, further education, community experiences or living on your own.

Additional Information

This program empowers high school and transition program students who are disabled to:
* To assist young adults with disabilities in the transition from school to independent living and adult life
* To assist young adults in learning independent living skills for maximum community integration and participation
* To provide driver permit test preparation classes
* To ensure that young adults with disabilities and their families are aware of available resources and options that assist with the transition process

Transition training sessions are scheduled within the student's school setting and/or their local communities. These sessions will occur in a small group format of no less than four students. The focus will be "hands on" practical skill training, information and resources.


  • Specialization
    • Children and/or youth with disabilities 
    • Disabilities 
    • Family 


This program is available to students with disabilities between the ages of 14 - 22

Application Instructions

For more information, call (507) 345-7139 or email:


There is no fee for this service

Area Served

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


Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (507) 345-7139
FAX (507) 345-8429
Toll Free (888) 676-6498

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