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Dr Mitzi Waltz is a disability consultant, trainer and writer. She is also an autism and disability specialist expert witness, assisting legal teams in the UK and EU.
She was previously Senior Lecturer in Autism Studies at The Autism Centre, Sheffield Hallam University, following five years with the Autism Centre for Education and Research (ACER), University of Birmingham, and a long career as a journalist and journalism educator. She has contributed to many key pieces of autism research and resources, including the UK Department of Children Schools and Families Inclusion Development Programmes on working with children and young people with autism.
She has written ten books, the most recent of which is Autism: A Social and Medical History (2013, Palgrave Macmillan).