President of Federação Portuguesa de Autismo since 2004. Member of the Council of Administration of Autism-Europe since 1986; Vice-President of Autism-Europe (1990-2008), President of APPDA-Lisboa (1984-2012). Member of the board of CNOD (Organisation for Portuguese Disability) (2000-2004).
PhD in Architecture (Universidade de Lisboa), Master of Arts in Education, (Boston University). Coordinator of EU projects. Commissioner of the Ministry of Education in Portugal (Resource Centres for Inclusion). Editor of Link Magazine (18 years) and Autism Research and Practice (2 years). Courses and Seminars in University of Azores, Oporto, CNEFEI (Paris), New York University.
Decoration by the President of the Portuguese Republic, Medal of Merit of the City of Lisbon (City Council).
Isabel speaks Portuguese, English and French.