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Faculty and Staff|Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

Sara DiRienzo, M.A.


Sara DiRienzo is the information specialist for the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities. In this role, Sara is the core function coordinator of information dissemination overseeing information activites regarding all of WIND's projects, marketing, and disability resources, including the WIND Resource and Information Center. Sara is also the project coordinator of Wyoming Family to Family Health Information Center.

Since joining WIND in 2009, Sara has written articles for numerous state and national publications and coordinated the writing of grants, WIND websites, WIND annual reports, and various project pieces. Sara maintains the institute’s social networking and communications through Facebook and Youtube. She presents on a variety of disability topics, including dating, relationships, and sexuality for individuals with disabilities and young adult medical transition. She advises the UW club Abilities, a student organization for students with disabilities and their allies.  Sara serves on the Wyoming Governor's Council for Developmental Disability representing WIND.

Sara earned her Master of Arts in English in 2014 from the University of Wyoming. Her thesis focused on scarring, disability, and visual rhetorics of the body. 

Contact

E-mail: sdirienz@uwyo.edu
Phone: (307) 766-2561

Presentations

DiRienzo, S., Hardesty, C. (2014, February). Act Early Forum Webinar Series: Stories from State Systems Grantees-What works; what doesn't, and why. Webinar.

DiRienzo, S., Corbett, J. (2013, November). Section 508: Ensuring Accessible Information. Laramie, WY.

DiRienzo, S. (2013, June). Writing the body: Scars, representation, and embodied narratives. Paper presentation at the Society for Disability Studies Conference. Orlando, FL. DiRienzo, S.

DiRienzo, S. (2013, April). Refocusing representation: Creating text and images in UCEDD marketing materials for subjective portrayal of disability. Poster presented at the College of Health Sciences Grand Rounds. Laramie, WY.

DiRienzo, S. (2012, November). Refocusing representation: Creating text and images in UCEDD marketing materials for subjective portrayal of disability. Poster presented at AUCD Annual Conference. Washington, DC.

DiRienzo, S. (2011). All About Dating. Dating and Sexuality Presentations for Individuals with Disabilities. (On going)

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