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  Consultant Name Jennifer Nardone-Johnson
  Company Name TMG
  Phone Number 414-405-5482
  E-Mail JNardone-Johnson@tmgwisconsin.com

Work History (starting with most recent)

Name of Agency Date of Employment Job Title
TMG 5/11/2011 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 - Madison Master of Social Work Yes 5/1/2008
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Bachelor of Science - Social Work Yes 5/1/2007

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 experience working with children with autism and have knowledge of various therapies to build social and daily living skills. I have also worked as a residential provider for adults with intellectual disabilities and have experience building independent living skills.

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'?
Communication is key to developing a plan. Casual conversation about who that person is can open the door to many dreams and goals. Once our discussion creates the plan, we will work together to build supports to begin the plan. Our partnership will have many steps on the way and I will be there for support to ultimately achieve the goal.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
I enjoy meeting various people and learning about their life experiences as a TMG IRIS Consultant. Each person has something new to teach me and I like that my position allows me to learn new things daily.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
My social work education has offered many experiences that have been useful to me as a TMG IRIS consultant, as it concentrated on working together with individuals with intellectual disabilities. I studied in a mental health center focusing on people dually diagnosed with an intellectual disability and a mental illness, which taught me various strategies to overcome life's challenges. I also have experience working with people with intellectual disabilities living in their own homes and partnering with them to develop a safe plan for independent living.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I enjoy time with my family. We like to be outdoors, experiencing nature and going camping. I am also passionate about music and try to see many live performances.

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