Attorney Weinman provides a ONE-OF-A-KIND expertise in autism and criminal law, autism and special education law, and autism and family law. As an Attorney, Certified Autism Specialist, Autism Expert, Behaviorist and Parent, Weinman offers Autism Legal Consulting, Expert Reports and Testimony, and Training for lawyers, psychologists, educators, judges, law enforcement and professionals whose clients are autistic. She specializes in providing consultations for families of individuals on the autism spectrum who are arrested or under criminal investigation.
Attorney Weinman has been practicing family law, special education law and criminal law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey for over 25 years . As a former Philadelphia Prosecutor, Weinman understands how prosecutors think and the perspective of defense attorneys and prosecutors. She gained expertise in autism while defending and advocating for autistic individuals who are arrested, disciplined, suspended and bullied or in need of education services. Attorney Weinman's knowledge and experience as an attorney, internationally recognized autism expert and proud parent of a son with ASD provides her with unparalleled insight and expertise to advocate for autistic children, teens and adults who find themselves in legal trouble and who deserve much more in educational institutions. While Attorney Weinman no longer represents autistic individuals in court, she advocates for them as an autism expert witness and consultant to lawyers and professionals, and as an international speaker. Lawyers find it especially appealing to work with Attorney Weinman because she speaks their language and understands the law. She also demonstrates her commitment to improving the lives of autistics through international trainings, classes, workshops, online videos and webinars on autism and autism and the law.
Attorney Weinman also authored several articles on autism.
An expert witness is a professional who possesses specialized knowledge and expertise in a particular field (autism), and who can provide testimony in court to help clarify technical or complex issues related to the case. *
Advisory Board, U.S. Autism Association, 2021-23
** "I thought your presentation was GREAT. I find most presentations for parents talk down to them — everything is happy and “look what we can do.... and let’s go to the police station and let the local officer know who you are!” But that’s not the real world. That’s geared towards a 6 year old mentality (and he’s likely not going to be left alone in the community!).
While our participants may only have a 6 year old IQ, they present as adults and it is the Perception of the police that matters in those first few moments. Thank you again! "
- CAROUSEL CONNECTIONS, 2021