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  Consultant Name Sharon Whittaker
  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 8/10/2015 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
Wayne State University Bachelor of Arts - Journalism Yes 5/1/1984
National Louis University Masters of Education - Education Yes 6/1/2009

Credentials

Name of Certification / Accreditation Certifying Agency Date Certification was Obtained
Provisional Teaching License Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction 9/1/1997
Certified Medication/Pass State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services 10/1/2009
Certified Community Based Residential Facility State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services 10/1/2009

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 special education students, worked with individuals who experienced brain injuries and spent time working with adults who have developmental disabilities. Therefore, I have extensive experience working with individuals who live with physical and developmental disabilities.

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 am a resource to help bridge individuals to the services they need. It is important for me as a Consultant to help individuals establish a clear path toward self-direction. I help individuals answer the what can I do, and how can I do it questions. I partner with people to clear the path ahead by empowering them with tools to build a strong self-directed program.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
My favorite thing about being an IRIS Consultant is creating positive outcomes in the lives of the people I partner with.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
I have vast experience working in a variety of areas including Special Education, Autism, Traumatic Brain Injury and adults/children with developmental disabilities.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I am an avid reader. In my spare time I enjoy curling up with a good book. I also enjoy researching topics in the area of Special Education and Autism. I love taking road trips to visit popular attractions around the United States, and I spend a lot of time with my family.

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