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  Consultant Name Jennifer Siderits
  Company Name TMG
  Phone Number (262) 290-8178
  E-Mail JMSiderits@tmgwisconsin.com

Work History (starting with most recent)

Name of Agency Date of Employment Job Title
TMG 5/8/2017 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–Oshkosh Bachelor of Science - Elementary Education Yes 12/1/1992

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 worked with the elderly and people with disabilities for several years, helping them get the services they need in order to live a self-determined life. I have also spent four years working with people with disabilities of all ages find and maintain jobs.

County/Region I'm familiar with

Milwaukee, Waukesha

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 work with people by learning about all of their wants and needs, and then I find options that could work for their situation and help them live their best life possible.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
I enjoy being an IRIS Consultant because I get to help people achieve the independent lifestyle that they want and deserve.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
Before working for TMG, I worked for nearly 20 years placing people in jobs that best suited them. Four of those years were dedicated to placing people with disabilities in jobs in their chosen fields. I also worked with Family Care for almost a year, where I helped set up necessary services for the people using Family Care.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I have twins that keep me very busy. One of my children has disabilities, so I have been fortunate enough to have not just professional experience in working with people with disabilities, but also personal experience. We like to travel, play games, go to the park, swim listen to music and laugh. When I have time, I enjoy reading and music.

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