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  Consultant Name Holly Szekely
  Company Name TMG
  Phone Number (920) 206-5572
  E-Mail HLSzekely@tmgwisconsin.com

Work History (starting with most recent)

Name of Agency Date of Employment Job Title
TMG 3/20/2017 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- Green Bay Psychology - Bachelor of Science Yes 5/1/2005

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)

Prior to coming to TMG, I spent 15 years working with children diagnosed with autism. During that time, I had the privilege and honor of helping those kids gain confidence and make progress to reach their full potential. I also worked nearly 10 years for Brown County and the Washington State Human Services Departments, focusing on Medicaid programs for people who were aging, had visual impairments, and had disabilities.

County/Region I'm familiar with

Calumet, Manitowoc

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 it is essential to listen and learn from an individual's story first, and then assist them in working towards their goals.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
My favorite thing about being an IRIS Consultant is that it allows me to assist individuals in living independent lives based on their own hopes and dreams.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
My past employment has given me a wide variety of experience working with individuals who have disabilities.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my son, my husband and my extended family – we love just hanging out or catching a football game. You can also find me in the kitchen baking or hitting up the stores to find a good deal!

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