SMILE's Mission:"Empowering Individuals With Disabilities to Maximize Independence!"

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Services Maximizing Independent Living and Empowerment (SMILE) is a Center for Independent Living, one of only five in Arizona. The term "center for independent living" means a consumer controlled, community based, cross disability, nonresidential private nonprofit agency that is designed and operated within a local community by individuals with disabilities and provides an array of independent living services as amended from Section 702 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Centers for Independent Living (CIL) provide independent living (IL) core services to individuals with a significant disability, regardless of age, income or disability type. This includes services to children and youth with disabilities.

About Us

Laura Duval


(928) 329-6681 Ext. 404

Brenda Howard

Finance Manager/ Admin Assistant

(928) 329-6681 Ext. 403

Shawnnita Miranda

Advocate/Independent Living Specialist

(928) 329-6681 Ext. 407

Bert Rios

Outreach Coordinator

(928) 329-6681 Ext. 406

Board of Directors

Christine Werley


Bradley Steinbach


Melissa Dunn

Treasurer & Secretary

Rex Erspamer

Board Member

Shalimar Haas

Board Member

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