Dr Mitzi Waltz: Autism consultant, trainer, author and researcher
I provide services as an autism researcher, trainer and consultant, expert witness, and freelance writer and editor from my base in the Netherlands, throughout the EU, including the UK.
I am available as an autism and disability consultant, considering issues at the individual, service or policy level in a variety of areas, including housing, education and social care.
I have acted as an expert witness in several civil and criminal cases in reference to autism or other disabilities. This work has included:
- determining how autism or a related condition may impact an individual’s behaviour, understanding, capacity for consent, decision-making ability, or ability to testify as a witness, victim or defendant
- evaluating staff training and working procedures, particularly those that may have contributed to avoidable staff or student/service user injury
- evaluating education, support and care plans
- advising courts and law firms on working supportively with witnesses, victims and defendants on the autism spectrum
I have testified in Crown Court, and am a member of the UK Registry of Expert Witnesses.
I am also a frequent conference speaker and available for bespoke staff training sessions.
I have developed and provided training programmes for schools and services, including a Level 3 training programme for education staff working in autism that can be delivered and certified through the British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD). I have co-authored national training resources for school staff in England.