Mitzi Waltz, PhD, is an associate lecturer in autism studies at the Autism Centre of Sheffield Hallam University in the United Kingdom. She is known for research in disability studies and is the author of Autism: A Social and Medical History (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).
Before her 2012 appointment to the Autism Centre, she was a lecturer in Autism Studies at the Autism Centre for Education and Research (ACER), University of Birmingham and a senior lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Sunderland.
Waltz has contributed to autism research and resources, including the Department of Children Schools and Families' Inclusion Development Programmes on working with children and young people with autism. She has written ten books, including three on the autism spectrum and five on other neuropsychiatric conditions. She has published journal articles.
Waltz is musician who played bass guitar for the San Francisco group X-tal, UK band out lines off, and currently[when?] Periscope Down. She was a zine editor and photographer in the 1980s.
- "Changes at The Autism Centre: Farewell Sue Chantler…Hello Mitzi Waltz". The Autism Center. September 23, 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
- "Disability studies and inclusive education research". Sheffield Hallam University. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
- Waltz, M. (November 4, 2010). "The Autism Matrix". Times Higher Education Supplement. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
- "Mitzi Waltz". MacMillan. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
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- Waltz, M. (March 1, 2012). "Images and narratives of autism in charity discourses". Disability & Society 27 (2). pp. 219–233. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
- Waltz,M. (2009) "From changelings to Crystal Children: An examination of 'New Age' ideas about autism," Journal of Religion, Disability & Health, 13(2): pp. 114-128
- Waltz, M. (2008) "Autism = Death: The social and medical impact of a catstrophic model of autism spectrum disorders," Journal of Popular Narrative Media, 1(1):13-24
- "Mitzi Waltz". zinewiki. Retrieved May 9, 2014.