Dr. Monteiro, a licensed psychologist and licensed specialist in school psychology, is an expert in the area of autism spectrum brain style differences. She is the author of two books and a test protocol and is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences. She maintained a practice in Dallas, Texas for four decades that specialized in supporting individuals with autism spectrum differences and their families. Dr. Monteiro currently provides online training for clinicians in the area of neurodiversity-affirming autism assessments and is currently working on a book for families. She thoroughly enjoys having autism conversations.

Marilyn J. Monteiro’s educational degrees and professional memberships are listed below.


B.A. in Psychology and Education, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA
M.A. in Psychology (Experimental Analysis of Behavior), Drake University, Des Moines, IA
Ph.D. in Psychology (Applied Behavior Analysis), Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
Post-graduate Internship in family systems therapy, Southwest Family Institute, Dallas, TX

Professional Organizations

American Psychological Association (APA)

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)
Autism Society of America (ASA)
Texas Psychological Association (TPA)
Texas Association of School Psychologists (TASP)
Southwest Psychological Association (SWPA)