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  Consultant Name Yer Yang
  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 3/5/2018 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
Edgewood College Bachelor of Science Yes 5/1/1995
University of Wisconsin – Madison Masters of Science – Social Work Yes 5/1/2003

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)

Prior to joining TMG, I worked as a case manager and/or service coordinator for people who have various disabilities. This included individuals from different living arrangements such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and in their own homes. I have experience working independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team consisting of nurses, community behavioral counselors, and Waismen Center behavioral support specialists.

County/Region I'm familiar with

Dane

Languages or Communication Skills

English; Hmong

I'm comfortable with pets in the home

Yes

More about me

How do you Partner with people to 'clear the path ahead'?
The people I partner with are my top priority. I will work with them and their supports to develop a positive, trusting and professional relationship in order to understand their individualized needs. I will advocate and find appropriate resources to help them achieve their goals. I will do my best to listen actively to their needs and work as a team with them to identify individual outcomes and ensure those outcomes are being met. ​

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
My favorite thing about being an IRIS Consultant (IC) is the value of self-direction and independence for the people in the IRIS program. I value the shared responsibility between the IC and the people they partner with in identifying what is important to the participants to develop person-center service plans. I believe each person is unique and their choices and preferences must be respected.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
I have experience working as a Hmong translator with Community Action Coalition of South Central Wisconsin for many years. Also, I have worked for Community Living Alliance for over 20 years as a Service Coordinator through the Community Integration Program (CIP II) and Community Options Program (COP). All of this has prepared me to be a knowledgeable IRIS Consultant who is excited to partner with you!

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
In my spare time, I enjoy gardening, being outdoors, hiking, watching football and spending time with my kids.

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