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

Brenda Howard

Executive Assistant

(928) 329-6681 Ext. 403
Brenda@smile-az.org

Aaron Gregory

Tech-Data Specialist/ILP

(928) 329-6681 Ext. 407
Tech-DataSpec@smile-az.org

Humberto “Bert” Rios

Interim Director

(928) 329-6681 Ext. 406
Bert@smile-az.org

Danny Cartwright

Outreach Coordinator

(928) 329-6681 Ext. 405
OutreachCoordinator@smile-az.org

Front Desk

Customer Service Rep / I&R Specialist

(928) 329-6681 Ext. 402
Info@smile-az.org

Board of Directors

Christine Werley

Chair

Gary Snyder

Vice-Chair

Melissa Dunn

Treasurer & Secretary

Rex Erspamer

Board Member

Shalimar Haas

Board Member

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