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  Consultant Name Jessica Beine
  Company Name TMG
  Phone Number (262) 325-0121
  E-Mail BeineJ@tmgwisconsin.com

Work History (starting with most recent)

Name of Agency Date of Employment Job Title
TMG 12/11/2017 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–Milwaukee Bachelor of Arts: Special Education Yes 5/1/1987
University of Wisconsin–Whitewater Master’s Degree: Special Education Yes 8/1/1999

Credentials

Name of Certification / Accreditation Certifying Agency Date Certification was Obtained
Special Education Teacher Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction 6/1/1987

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 taught middle school students with various disabilities for over 25 years. I also worked for a nonprofit agency for 3 years, where I learned about the community resources available for families. I am also the parent of a child with disabilities which has taught me how to navigate the post-secondary world. I have extensive experience with helping children and adults both in the community and in their homes.

County/Region I'm familiar with

Ozaukee, Washington

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’m a good listener, which helps me to understand what your goals are in life. I also have knowledge about the community resources in Washington County, and am able to share with you how those resources can help you reach your goals. I am honored to support you on your path to living a satisfying and fulfilling life.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
My favorite part about being a TMG IRIS Consultant is that I get to meet new people and assist them with finding the resources they need to lead a self-determined life. I love partnering with people and helping them work towards their goals.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
This is my second time around at TMG. From 2013-2014 I worked as a TMG IRIS Consultant, and then worked for the Big Brothers and Sisters of Washington County before rejoining TMG in 2017. I have teamed with community partners in the roles of educator, parent and consultant. My experience both as a parent of a person with disabilities, as well as my experience as a consultant allows me to work with participants and understand their needs, desires and dreams.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
In my free time, I enjoy a variety of activities. In the summer I like to spend time gardening, biking and hiking. I also enjoy exploring state parks and other interesting tourist attractions. I love to listen to music and play the piano. I’m also a sports fan who follows the Brewers and Packers. I volunteer my time with Special Olympics and a local food kitchen. I love home improvement projects and maintaining my home.

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