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Dr Mitzi Waltz: Autism consultant, expert witness, trainer, author and researcher

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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.

LinkedIn: uk.linkedin.com/pub/dr-mitzi-waltz/2/462/a35/
Autisme Specialisme keurmerk register: profiel.mijnportfolio.nl/mitziwaltz

2 comments on “Dr Mitzi Waltz: Autism consultant, expert witness, trainer, author and researcher

  1. Hello, Dr. Waltz,

    I am a speech-language pathologist in the U.S. and I am writing a grant proposal which will allow me to visit Amsterdam this summer. The focus of my visit is to observe how children with autism receive services and I’m planning to visit the Centre de Hartenberg to learn more about the use of Snoezelen rooms with students with autism. Do you have any thoughts on whom I might contact to visit places that serve children with autism in this way? I came across your article that mentioned Ark Stichting as a day center for children with autism. I would also consider schools, etc. if there are opportunities available. Any feedback would be most appreciated. Thank you for your time and consideration. Kerry Rice

  2. Stichting Ark caters for children who are denied a school place (of whom there SHOULD be fewer and fewer since last year). I would certainly recommend getting in touch. You should contact the Dr Leo Kannerhuis, which is a national centre and can can give you some pointers about people to contact in the Amsterdam area (http://www.leokannerhuis.nl/)–their main office is not located in Amsterdam but they have a polyclinic here (http://www.leokannerhuis.nl/cli%C3%ABnten/aanbod-amsterdam/algemeen) that offers some services. Other services may be provided by ambulant care providers at home, or at school–schools are locally administrated but specialist services are regional, so get in touch with the Amsterdam education department ands the regional centre (links here: https://www.amsterdam.nl/onderwijs-jeugd/speciaal-onderwijs/). The NVA is the largest national organisation for parents of autistic children (analogous to the ASA in the US) and is also a good place to get started: http://www.autisme.nl/
    Good luck with your project!

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