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  Consultant Name Candace Lewis-Parks
  Company Name TMG
  Phone Number (414) 499-7072
  E-Mail CCLewis-Parks@tmgwisconsin.com

Work History (starting with most recent)

Name of Agency Date of Employment Job Title
TMG 10/9/2017 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
Central State University Bachelor of Science - Special Education Yes 5/1/2011
Grand Canyon University Masters of Education – Teaching English Second Language Learners Yes 6/1/2012

Credentials

Name of Certification / Accreditation Certifying Agency Date Certification was Obtained
Nine Tools for Transition Hamilton and Education Services 9/1/2012
Customer Service Training Hamilton and Education Services 2/1/2013
Alternate Assessment Milwaukee Public School 2/1/2016

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

Before coming to work at TMG, I worked at Bell Therapy as a special education teacher for 8 years. This work has given me a great amount of experience in creating an effective transition plan to help young adults transition into an independent life.

County/Region I'm familiar with

Milwaukee

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'?
As your TMG IRIS Consultant I will partner with you as you create a plan that meets your needs and stays within your IRIS budget. I will be a great source of information for any questions you have about IRIS. We will talk through these decisions together, and help you put a plan in place that reflects your choices.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
My favorite thing about being an TMG IRIS Consultant is the fact that we are trusted individuals who are given the chance to partner with you and help provide resources that will remove any barriers that could hold you back from achieving things that are important to you.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
My past experience as a special education teacher has prepared me for being a TMG IRIS Consultant. The journey as a teacher taught me passion, patience and a partnership, which I happily bring to my new role as your TMG IRIS Consultant.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
My past experience as a special education teacher has prepared me for being a TMG IRIS Consultant. The journey as a teacher taught me passion, patience and a partnership, which I happily bring to my new role as your TMG IRIS Consultant.

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