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Go Purple

By: Sue Urban, Director of Clinical Services   June is Alzheimer’s and other Dementias Awareness Month:   47 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death. It kills more people than breast cancer and prostate cancers combined. It is the only “top 10” cause of […]

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The Americans with Disabilities Act Celebrates 25 Years

By: Patti Becker, Community Network Specialist   The ADA and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) give civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities like those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. The ADA and ADAAA also assure equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities for […]

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SAVE IRIS Survey Responses

As you know, the state budget proposes major changes to Wisconsin’s long term care system. The past few months have been filled with emotion and concern for many self-directing their long term care services through IRIS. SAVE IRIS is a grassroots organization that has graciously shared with us the results of a recent survey. This […]

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Ardelia (Dee) Jones

On Friday, April 17th, we shared with you the funeral arrangements for Ardelia Jones, an IC from Milwaukee, who passed away on April 12th.  Ardelia began her work with TMG in February 2010.  She will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and co-workers. Kind words were shared by many about her passing.   So SAD […]

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Spring Into Fitness!

It’s that time of year again when the temperature begins to rise, the snow is melting, and the day light is getting longer. Spring is the perfect time to shed old habits that no longer work for you and begin healthy new ones. Changing old habits and developing new ones may seem overwhelming and cause […]

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Resources for Youth with Autism Transitioning to Adulthood

On Sunday, April 12, Dateline NBC presented an hour-long special on the experiences of two young adults with autism as they turned 21 and lost their eligibility for school-based services and supports. The program vividly illustrates the challenges adolescents with autism and other developmental disabilities often face during their transition to adulthood.   ACL’s experts […]

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Disability Rights Wisconsin has a New Phone Number

Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW) is changing their toll free phone number to one universal number, consumers will be directed accordingly then to a more regional office. You may have 1-800-708-3034 in your resource notes, and it’s also in the Service Directory on pages: 1,3,9 and 41. This number will be fine to use for now (calls are […]

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Ardelia Jones Funeral Arrangements

By: Shanna Jensen, Director of ICA Operations   I am so very sorry to let you all know that we learned of the death of a colleague on Monday, April 13th. Ardelia Jones, an IC from Milwaukee, passed away on Sunday, April 12th. Ardelia began her work with TMG in February 2010. She will be greatly […]