Mariângela Mendes de Almeida, PhD is a Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist, MA by the Tavistock Clinic/University of East London, Doctorate by UNIFESP, Brasil, on Paediatrics and Psychoanalysis. She is a Clinical Associate at the Child and Family Department, Tavistock Clinic, Child Psychotherapy Course, including participation in the Autism Workshop (1988 to 1993). She is a co-founder and for ten years used to be a coordinator of a Day-Unit for Autistic Children in São Paulo. Currently, she is training at the Institute of the Brazilian Psychoanalytic Society of São Paulo (SBPSP), Research Fellow IPA. She is a member of GPPA (Prisma Group on Psychoanalysis and Autism), INSPIRA (International Symposium for Psychoanalytic Interregional Research on Autistic Disorders), CIPPA, RIEPPI and ALOBB. She is the Head of a Parents-Infants Early Intervention Service. She published her articles in Brazilian and international journals. She is an author of chapters in books on primitive states and autistic functioning and co-editor of Looking and Listening – Work from the São Paulo Mother-Baby Relationship Study Centre, with Mélega and Leite da Costa (Karnac, 2012) as well as Infância, vínculos e diversidade profissional with Silva (Blucher, 2019). She also have GPPA’s publications on psychoanalysis of children with autism, Ed. Zagodoni, 2014 and Ed. Europa, 2018.