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 Periscope Down. She was a zine editor and photographer in the 1980s.