Our goal at TMG is to help you stay informed and provide resources that will assist you in achieving your long-term care goals. Below are resources that have been valuable to others enrolled in the TMG IRIS Consultant Agency, including workbooks you can use to share what’s important to you on your path to self-direction in IRIS.

Click on the links below to find resources in the following categories:

| Partnering with TMG |

| I Want to Work |

| I Want to Be a Part of My Community |

| I Want to Strengthen My Self-Determination Skills

Partnering with TMG

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  • TMG IRIS Consultant Agency Welcome Brochure: For those of you who’ve just enrolled in the TMG IRIS Consultant agency, we’re happy to have you on board! Check out our Welcome Brochure to find out what you can expect in coming weeks, and how you and your TMG IRIS Consultant can begin working on a plan to help you reach your goals. This brochure is available in EnglishHmongRussian, and Spanish.

  • Getting to Know You: Your first visit with your TMG IRIS Consultant (IC) is an important one, so it’s a great idea to be prepared. Check out our Getting to Know You page so you can start thinking about a few important questions before this first visit with your IC. This will help your IC get to know you, and help the two of you create an IRIS plan that will address your needs and help you reach your goals!

  • Understanding Your Partners in IRIS: You’re not alone when you choose IRIS! Learn about the roles of your partners in the program: Your TMG IRIS Consultant; your TMG Long-Term Functional Screening Specialist; and, if you’re enrolled in IRIS Self-Directed Personal Care (SDPC), your IRIS SDPC Registered Nurse.

  • Family Voices of Wisconsin: Working with an IRIS Consultant: If you’re new to the IRIS program, you might be wondering the best ways to partner with your TMG IRIS Consultant (IC). Family Voices of Wisconsin has put together a great document to help you understand what role your IC will play and how you can work together. TMG is proud to have provided financial support for this Family Voices of Wisconsin publication.

I Want to Work

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  • Your Path to Employment: Are you interested in having a job? Then learn about all of the different partners who can help you find meaningful work!

  • IRIS Employment Toolkit: The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has put together a toolkit for people enrolled in IRIS who are interested in working and would like to map out a plan to find employment. Learn the steps you need to take to to find the job you want, including gaining employable skills, finding solutions to potential barriers to employment, how to get the support you need, and more.

I Want to Be a Part of My Community

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  • My Community MapOur communities offer many resources that bring us together and help us accomplish our goals. Use TMG’s “My Community Map” to list all of the people, places, and resources in your community that can help you with things such as transportation, community activities you enjoy, ways to find employment or have meaningful days, and much more. You can use this tool as a way to map out all the ways you can be a part of your community.

  • Community Living Toolkit: Choosing where we live is a big part of living a self-directed life. For those of you looking to move on your own or with friends or roommates, this workbook can help you figure out what you need to live more independently.

  • Who I Am in My Community: We all deserve to be a part of our communities and connect to others, and that starts with building quality, reliable relationships. This workbook can help you figure out how to strengthen your relationships with your friends, your family, and the people who support you, so that you can get the support you need to live your best life.

I Want to Strengthen My Self-Determination Skills

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  • Living a Self-Directed Life: Discover the six central themes of living a self-directed life, and start thinking about how they play a role in the life you choose.

  • Partner Links & Resources: There are many great organizations and resources around the state and nationwide that can help support you in living a self-directed life. From caregiver resources, employment and transition resources, housing and transportation resource, and more, be sure to discover the resources that are available for you.

  • Self-Determination Channel: Wisconsin BPDD has an awesome YouTube channel created by and for self-advocates. Meet people from across Wisconsin who share their stories and tips for living a self-determined life!