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  Consultant Name Penny Auter
  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 4/13/2011 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 - Waukesha Cross Cultural Studies No

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 previously served on several administrative boards with organizations that serve individuals with disabilities, spent over 30 years advocating for individuals with disabilities as parent of an adult with disabilities, and as a health care advocate for both of my elderly parents.

County/Region I'm familiar with

Jefferson, 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'?
Working together with individuals in the TMG IRIS Consultant Agency allows me to learn what each individual's unique goals and needs may be. This team effort allows me to assist individuals in finding supports and services needed so they can reach their personal goals. Together we can work with the IRIS budget to implement services and find resources that will support your needs allowing each individual a path for becoming independent.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
I enjoy learning about each of the persons I partner with. This partnership has allowed me to understand each person's strengths, talents and gifts they have to offer. By working with each individual, I am rewarded with the privilege of seeing individuals I partner with break down barriers and work towards independence in their daily lives.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
As a parent and advocate for a son with a disability, I have worked for over 30 years towards equality and independence for persons with disabilities. These experiences have allowed me the privilege of learning, sharing and growing along with those persons whom I have had the pleasure of meeting. I continue to be rewarded on a daily basis as individuals I partner with share their life goals and experiences with me, allowing me to grow also. I hope to share this knowledge and power with the new persons I have the pleasure of working with.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I enjoy spending time with my family whenever possible. Travel and cooking are regular activities I enjoy with my six children, their spouses and seven grandchildren.

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