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  Consultant Name Lori Fatla
  Company Name TMG
  Phone Number 844-864-8987
  E-Mail IRISinfo@tmgwisconsin.com

Work History (starting with most recent)

Name of Agency Date of Employment Job Title
TMG 2/23/2015 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 - Milwaukee Bachelor of Science - Special Education Yes 5/1/1983
Cardinal Stritch University Master of Science - Educational Leadership Yes 1/1/2009

Credentials

Name of Certification / Accreditation Certifying Agency Date Certification was Obtained
Professional Educator - Cross Categorical Special Education Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction 7/1/2004
Director of Instruction & Principal Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction 7/1/2009
Security Awareness Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development 12/1/2014
Certified Employment Support Professional ASPE 12/1/2014

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

As a Special Education teacher, parent, and advocate, I bring a wealth of experience and knowledge working with youth and adults. My belief is that it's essential for all people to have choices of where to live and work in their community and to have opportunities to make decisions about their future.

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'?
I enjoy working closely with the people that I am partnered with by asking questions and listening to their responses with an open mind and heart. I fully believe that everyone has value and potential to be an active member of society and should be fully included in the community to live, work, and play based on their individual needs, wants, and preferences.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
After many years within the public school system as a Special Education teacher, I enjoy being out and about in the community, as well as, being able to meet in the homes of the people that I am partnering with to support. I enjoy the meaningful discussions to develop an ongoing plan to assist people to live at home, work in their community, and to be cared for by their loved ones.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
As a retired Special Education teacher, I have extensive experience working with children and young adults with disabilities and their families for many years. My daughter has had an Individualized Education Program since she was 3 years old while enrolled in the K-12 setting and now, as a young adult, has received support from the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation and is living a successful and independent life based on her plans for the future.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
During the summer months, I enjoy working in my garden, and being outside. Power walking in my neighborhood year round is my favorite way to stay healthy and spending time with my two young adult children and two beautiful grandchildren brings joy to my life.

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