Mitzi Waltz

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Mitzi Waltz, PhD, is an associate lecturer in autism studies at the Autism Centre of Sheffield Hallam University in the United Kingdom.[1] She is known for research in disability studies[2] 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[3] and a senior lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Sunderland.[4]

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.[5] She has written ten books, including three on the autism spectrum and five on other neuropsychiatric conditions.[6] She has published journal articles.[7][8][9]

Waltz is musician who played bass guitar for the San Francisco group X-tal,[citation needed] UK band out lines off,[10] and currently[when?] Periscope Down. She was a zine editor and photographer in the 1980s.[11]


  1. ^ "Changes at The Autism Centre: Farewell Sue Chantler…Hello Mitzi Waltz". The Autism Center. September 23, 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Disability studies and inclusive education research". Sheffield Hallam University. Retrieved January 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ Waltz, M. (November 4, 2010). "The Autism Matrix". Times Higher Education Supplement. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Mitzi Waltz". MacMillan. Retrieved January 10, 2013. 
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  7. ^ Waltz, M. (March 1, 2012). "Images and narratives of autism in charity discourses". Disability & Society. 27 (2). pp. 219–233. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  8. ^ 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
  9. ^ 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
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  11. ^ "Mitzi Waltz". zinewiki. Retrieved May 9, 2014. 

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