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2015 Wisconsin Self-Determination Conference

By: Patti Becker, Community Network Specialist   Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities, People First Wisconsin and InControl Wisconsin are pleased to announce registration for the 2015 Self-Determination Conference is open. TMG staff interested in attending should reach out to their supervisor. Please share the opportunity with people who partner with TMG.   KEEP […]

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Livability Communities

By: Patti Becker, Community Network Specialist   A good community means different things to different people. Often we think of it as the physical neighborhood or city, but it can also be thought about as available services, support networks or people in a different region. This month we are sharing a fantastic new resource available […]

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ABLE Act

ABLE program headed to Wisconsin   Madison, WI– Governor Scott Walker has signed into law a budget bill that authorizes an ABLE program for the state of Wisconsin.   The federal ABLE Act, enacted in December of  2014, amended federal law to disregard ABLE account funds for means-tested federal programs such as SSI and Medicaid, […]

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TMG Shout-Outs!

  By: Jen Sankbeil, Executive Services Manager   In the last issue of TMG Pathways, we requested that you let us know about any of your co-workers who are going above and beyond. We were thrilled with how many responses we received – keep ‘em coming! Here are the Shout-Outs we received last month:   […]

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New Name and Buttons on the TMG Corporate Newsletter

By: Jen Sankbeil, Executive Services Manager   You may have noticed that your TMG corporate newsletter has a new name! TMG Pathways is a spot for employees to share news, stories and information with each other, creating pathways of connection between staff and locations throughout Wisconsin.   You will see this summer that TMG’s quarterly […]

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Notification of New IRIS Consultant Agency

By: Shanna Jensen, Director of ICA Operations   As we have shared over the last couple of years, the Department of Health Services is committed to increasing the number of IRIS Consultant Agency (ICA) and Fiscal Employer Agent (FEA) providers. Organizations that meet the Department’s rigorous requirements can be certified in one or more geographic […]

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Conversations with Philip Temme: Mary Tree, IRIS Consultant

By: Philip Temme, Clerical Assistant   Job Position: Mary Tree started at The Management Group on April 1, 2009 as an IRIS Consultant.   Education: Mary graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater earning Bachelor’s degree in Social Work.   Favorite Activities: Some of her favorite activities are woodworking, matting, and framing her life partner’s […]

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TMG Connects with National Self-Determination Leader Dr. Kevin Mahoney

By: Patti Becker, Community Network Specialist   Kevin Mahoney, PhD, founding Director of the National Resource Center for Participant Directed Services (NRCPDS), visited Wisconsin in early June. His visit included a keynote presentation and workshops at the InControl Wisconsin Living a Self-Determined Life, Aging and Empowerment Conference in Wisconsin Dells and meetings with leadership teams […]