Ms. Weinman provides a ONE-OF-A-KIND dual 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 have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She specializes in providing consultations for families of individuals on the autism spectrum who are arrested or under criminal investigation.
Ms. 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 committed her law practice to defending and advocating for individuals with ASD who are arrested, disciplined, suspended and bullied or in need of education services. Ms. Weinman's knowledge and experience as an attorney, internationally recognized autism expert and proud parent of a son with ASD provide her with the unique insight and expertise to advocate for children, teens and adults with ASD who find themselves in legal trouble and who deserve much more in educational institutions. While Ms. Weinman no longer represents individuals in court, she advocates for them by serving as a consultant to lawyers and professionals, as an autism expert, mediator, and international speaker. She also demonstrates her commitment to improving the lives of those with ASD through trainings, workshops, online videos and webinars on autism and autism and the law.
Ms. Weinman also authored several articles on autism.
Advisory Board, U.S. Autism Association, 2021-22
** "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