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  Consultant Name Ashley Walker
  Company Name TMG
  Phone Number (608) 235-0639
  E-Mail AMWalker@tmgwisconsin.com

Work History (starting with most recent)

Name of Agency Date of Employment Job Title
TMG 7/10/2017 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
Viterbo University Sociology- Bachelor Degree Yes

Credentials

Name of Certification / Accreditation Certifying Agency Date Certification was Obtained
Certified Social Worker Wisconsin Department of Safety & Professional Services 1/1/2007
Assistive Technology Professional Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America 10/1/2011

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 joining TMG, I worked for an independent living center in Wisconsin for twelve years, and have extensive experience with adaptive equipment, physical accessibility and empowering individuals with disabilities to live independent and inclusive lives. I truly value the importance of self-determination and individualized self-directed services.

County/Region I'm familiar with

Vernon

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'?
Being a partner and offering helpful guidance and good communication is my main goal when working with the people we partner with. It is my pleasure and duty as an IRIS Consultant to provide honest and well-researched feedback on services, as well as assist partners with any questions or concerns they may have.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
I enjoy the flexibility to meet the people we partner with and accommodate their needs for where they’re at in their lives. I also enjoy assisting them to meet goals that are individualized and driven by the person we partner with.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
I believe in self-determination and self-direction. I worked for an independent living center for many years because of the mission and importance that company placed on self-determination, advocacy and empowerment. The IRIS program mirrors these values and TMG embraces this mission.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
When I’m not working, I love to spend time with my spouse and our young son, who is in grade school. Our family enjoys biking riding, kayaking/canoeing, and live on a hobby farm in rural Wisconsin. I also enjoy traveling, cooking, and relaxing with friends/family.

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