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  Consultant Name Alex Muscato
  Company Name TMG
  Phone Number (608) 405-2449
  E-Mail AMMuscato@tmgwisconsin.com

Work History (starting with most recent)

Name of Agency Date of Employment Job Title
TMG 8/21/2017 IRIS Consultant

Care Responsibilities

Your TMG IRIS consultant is your partner as you create a plan that meets your needs and stays within your IRIS budget. Your TMG IRIS consultant can connect you to resources in your area, and will be a great source of information for any questions you have about the IRIS program. In a self-directed program like IRIS, you decide who provides your support and services and when they happen. You may have natural support from people in your life, or you may choose to purchase the support you need from an agency or someone that you hire directly. Your TMG IRIS consultant will be there to talk through these decisions with you, and will help you put a plan in place that reflects your choices.

Educational Background

Name of Institution Major/Degree Degree Obtained Date Obtained
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Psychology-Bachelor of Science Yes 5/1/2012
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Criminal Justice- Minor Yes 5/1/2012

Credentials

Name of Certification / Accreditation Certifying Agency Date Certification was Obtained

Specialties (e.g., working with autism, the elderly, employment for people with disabilities or youth in transition, mental health, experience with assisted technology)

I have supported people with disabilities for the past five+ years. Prior to coming to TMG, the past 3 years have been providing support brokering services and supportive living services in Dane county. I’m very familiar with the different types of services Dane county offers such as vocational, residential, behavior support, communication, personal care, transportation, community inclusion etc. I assisted adults with intellectual disabilities and have extensive experience with high behavioral and high medical needs individuals as well as adults of all ages. I have also worked with individuals who have been through the court system.

County/Region I'm familiar with

Dane

Languages or Communication Skills

English

I'm comfortable with pets in the home

Yes

More about me

How do you Partner with people to 'clear the path ahead'?
I think it is extremely important to build a trusting relationship with the people I work with by listening closely and having strong communication them. I think every person's needs are different and equally important – no person's situation will ever be the same. I partner with people by being accountable and being someone they know they can go to when thy have questions or need guidance.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
I enjoy working with all different types of people, and learning how to best help each person. I love meeting new people and trying to figure out situations and helping to problem-solve. Being an IRIS consultant allows me to get up close and personal with people because I get to visit their homes and learn all about their needs. I am very grateful to be able to play such a role in people's lives and being able to help as much as I can.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
Prior to being an IRIS consultant, I worked as a residential agency home manager for adults with intellectual disabilities. After managing several homes, I moved on to being a support broker for adults with intellectual disabilities. Over the last 5 years, these experiences have given me the opportunity to gain experience and understand of all different types of intellectual disabilities, mental health, physical disabilities as well as dealing with the law/court issues.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
When I’m not working, I enjoy spending my free time hiking, running and exploring new places. I love spending time with family and friends as well as trying new restaurants. I also enjoy cooking and trying new recipes.

WI DHS/DLTC/F-01486 (04/2015)