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  Consultant Name Allison Schmidt
  Company Name TMG
  Phone Number 262-395-9630
  E-Mail ASchmidt@tmgwisconsin.com

Work History (starting with most recent)

Name of Agency Date of Employment Job Title
TMG 6/15/15 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

Educational Background

Name of Institution Major/Degree Degree Obtained Date Obtained
University of Wisconsin - Parkside Bachelor of Science - Psychology Yes 7/1/01
University of Wisconsin - Platteville Master of Science - Counseling & Education Yes 12/1/07

Credentials

Name of Certification / Accreditation Certifying Agency Date Certification was Obtained
Certified Long-Term Care Functional Screener Wisconsin Department of Health 7/1/1
AIRS Certification The Alliance of Information and Referral Systems - State of Wisconsin 7/1/1

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

Prior to coming to TMG, I worked for the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Racine County for seven years. I have extensive experience working with older adults and individuals with Alzheimer's in addition to working with adults with mental health issues, physical and developmental disabilities, and alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) issues.

County/Region I'm familiar with

Milwaukee, Racine

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 believe in empowering others to be as independent as possible by looking at ability, not disability. How can we work as a team to achieve independence and a sense of achievement and well-being together I believe that empowering one person can lead to empowering others and, in turn, have a positive effect on the community.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
I love meeting new people and learning from them. I do have a job to do to, but I like to know what I do helps others, even it is just to make them smile.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
I like to think my history of growing up in an environment that was open to learning and being fair and kind to others helped shape my path for working with others in the community and in providing compassion for others. I believe that this lead me to my path of education and career choices. I also still love to learn and explore how I can better myself, others, and my community.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I am an avid reader and enjoy all kinds of topics. There is nothing I love better than a good book and a cup of tea. I also love to be creative and work on arts and crafts. I love spending time with my stepson and family in addition to spending time with my dog and cats. I am a nature lover and collect frogs. In addition, my family and I love hockey.

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