Member Spotlight: Beth Wroblewski
Meet Beth Wroblewski. As the Executive Director of a Wisconsin company that provides various employment services to people with disabilities, Beth strives to make sure people have the correct information about their benefits and how employment will affect their finances. She has a wealth of knowledge about employment resources that are available. We are so fortunate to have her as a member of the Employment Network.
What kind of work do you do? Where do you work at?
Beth is the Executive Director at Employment Resources Inc. (ERI) which a non-profit based out of Madison, Wisconsin. She explains that ERI provides services and supports to help people with disabilities to be employed and to advance their employment and earnings. Their services include employment and benefits counseling services to people with disabilities who are considering or pursuing employment. ERI also offers statewide consultation, training and technical assistance to employers, human service professionals, disability advocates, government agencies and the public regarding disability and employment issues.
Tell us some good news: what’s the most exciting thing happening for you or for people with disabilities who want to work?
Beth is excited that ERI offers services to help people understand their benefits and to make the most of their finances. This includes a series of articles about understanding of the opportunities that the ABLE Accounts create for savings and independent financial choices. You can learn more about it on their website. “We are also doing more work related to individual employment choices and customized employment solutions,” she says.
What employment tip or resource would you like to share with people who want to work?
Beth wants people to understand that there are lots of supports available to help you return to work or to begin employment. She says, “there are a lot of myths out there about whether people with disabilities are able to work and keep important benefits like Medicaid and long-term care services. It is important to work with people who are experts on work incentives and other opportunities for people with disabilities so you can work.”
What message would you like to share with the members of the Employment Network?
Beth stresses that employment is an important part of our lives. “It connects us to our community every day and your income allows you to make your own choices about how you live your life,” she explains.
What’s your dream vacation?
Beth’s dream vacation would be anywhere that she could be with her whole family and enjoy time with them. Her favorite city is Washington D.C. and she loves to get there whenever she can!
What are some of your hobbies?
Beth is an avid landscape gardener; she loves to try out how new plants look and arrange these in her yard. Currently, she’s trying to restore prairie grasses to one area of her yard.
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