IRIS Consultant Biography

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  Consultant Name Sharon Whittaker
  Company Name TMG
  Phone Number 844-864-8987

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


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


Languages or Communication Skills


I'm comfortable with pets in the home


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)