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Diane R. Wiener

Diane R. Wiener, M.S.W., Ph.D., has worked in solidarity with fellow Disabled people since the 1980s. She has extensive experience in teaching, advocacy, group facilitation, advising, mentoring and consulting. Her consulting experience has included engagement with governmental, nonprofit, and educational organizations and entities, among others. Diane also has significant experience in program development and management, leadership, counseling, Disability advocacy, assessment, and supervision. Between 2011 and 2018, Diane served as the Founding Director of Syracuse University's Disability Cultural Center. With Sarah E. Nunes, she co-founded the nonprofit organization, the Alliance of Disability and Social Work (ADSW), for which Diane serves as Executive Director. A widely published academic author, cultural critic, poet, and creative nonfiction writer, Diane is also the Editor-in-Chief of Wordgathering: A Journal of Disability Poetry and Literature and Assistant Editor of Nine Mile Literary Magazine. She is proud and honored to be a member of the Disability Rights, Mad Pride, and Mental Health Liberation Movements.

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Reflections on Disability Histories

Next Avenue asked a disability advocate to parse out the histories of disability in America and their relationship to aging
April 18, 2022
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