Nick Winges-Yanez, PhD, LMSW

Texas Center for Disability Studies
The University of Texas at Austin
Commons Learning Center
10100 Burnet Road
Austin, TX 78758-4445
Phone: 512-232-0744
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: June 25, 2019

Nick Winges-Yanez

Primary Activity Coordinators: Community Support
Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness
Distance Learning
Person Centered Planning
Discipline Coordinators: Social Work
Specialty Resource Contacts: Sexuality Education for People with I/DD; Special Interest Group: Sex and Disability
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Healthy Relationships; Texas Sibling Project; Disability Studies
Discipline(s): Social Work
Family Member/Community Member
Disability Studies
Public Health
Queer, LGBTQIA, human sexuality
AUCD Council Membership: Council on Community Advocacy
Council for Interdisciplinary Service
Research: Sexuality, sexuality education, inclusion, post structuralism, person-centered practice, siblings, Queer, LGBTQIA
Education: BSW in Social Work, Portland State University 2011
MSW in Social Work, Portland State University 2012
PhD in Social Work and Social Research, Portland State University 2018


Nick Winges-Yanez, Ph.D., LMSW is an adjunct assistant professor at the Texas Center for Disability Studies (TCDS) through the Steve Hicks School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin. She is also a program manager with TCDS, working on the Texas Sibling Network and the Healthy Relationships project. As a sibling to someone labeled with ID, she is interested in creating a community for other adult siblings.

Nick worked in residential settings for adults labeled with I/DD and co-occurring mental health conditions for over ten years. For over half that time, she worked in a house with men labeled with I/DD who had sexual offending behaviors. It was this experience that led her to return to university. Her main research focus has been on sexuality and intellectual disability, specifically how the two have intertwined throughout history.