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  Consultant Name Matthew Truesdell
  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 4/27/2011 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
Keuka College Special Education No
Clinton Community College Special Education/General Education No

Credentials

Name of Certification / Accreditation Certifying Agency Date Certification was Obtained
Autism Spectrum Disorder University of La Crosse, WI 12/1/2002
Treatment and Education of Autistic Communication and related handicapped Children University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill- Division of the Department of Psychiatry School of Medicine 12/1/2008
Protective Behaviors Catholic Charities 2/1/2013
Sign Language (Basic/II) Western Wisconsin Technical College 12/1/2003

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 working with TMG, I worked in a residential care complex, ran afterschool programs, assisted as an in-home support specialist and as an employment specialist. Therefore, I have extensive knowledge in working with individuals experiencing developmental and physical limitations throughout different stages of their life.

County/Region I'm familiar with

Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Trempealeau, Vernon

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 will listen, respond, engage, advise, encourage, assist, guide, educate, inform, inspire, motivate, cooperate, and believe that life's road blocks are only hurdles to success!

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
As an IRIS Consultant I get to see individuals collaborate with a trusted network of support to independently take control of their lives and fulfill their dreams.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
Besides my many years of experience with the differently abled individuals throughout my work history, I have also volunteered my time as a Special Olympics coach. I was adopted among seven other siblings of many different ethnic backgrounds and clearly understand the joy of diversity. My sister has a disability, so I know that it takes a village and a strong core support group to care for someone.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I love the outdoors and am an avid camper. I enjoy being very active in my church. I like watching movies that make you think and have a good plot. I am a huge sports fan and I enjoy the thrill of competition. Spending time with my family is priority number one but time alone is also very beneficial.

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