IRIS – Include, Respect, I Self-Direct – is Wisconsin’s Self-Directed Supports Program for older people and adults with disabilities.
In IRIS you determine the combination of supports and services you need, including who will provide the services and when and how they will be provided. The IRIS team is available at every step to help you build the life you want with the support you need!
May marks the 50th anniversary of Older Americans Month, a time to honor the contributions that elders make in our communities and across the nation. Throughout the month, many Americans will commemorate the positive impact of older adults by participating in ceremonies, fairs, and other community events. These festivities are fun opportunities to pay tribute to the older adults who enrich our lives through the value of shared experience.
The Administration on Aging, an agency of the U.S. Administration for Community Living, has launched a website to celebrate this year’s theme: “Unleash the Power of Age!” The website has information about Older Americans Month and has a page dedicated to getting people involved in their online communities. Social media users are encouraged to promote this occasion through Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter.
Have you seen the latest issue of "IRIS Connections?" Take a moment to check it out!
Look for the upcoming summer issue to feature articles on older adults. Back issues of the
IRIS Newsletter are always available under the "Newsletter" tab.
Do you have questions or comments about the newsletter? Email us at Communications@Wisconsin-IRIS.com.
Are you finishing your high school journey this year?
Now is a good time to plan for any services that will begin soon after graduation. This is also a great time to talk with your IRIS Consultant if you are thinking about attending summer camps or making other summertime plans. Contact your IRIS Consultant or the IRIS Information Center at 1-888-515-4747 if you need to make any changes to your
There are a lot of ways to connect to the IRIS Community. We have added more information about the events and the differences between them. Check out the Events page to learn about the events throughout the year, including
Find the dates and locations of all upcoming schedule events under each heading.
Click here to map the number of IRIS Participants and IRIS Consultants in your county.