Shelly Bergeron

Shelly’s history with studying the inter-connectedness of complex health issues started over 15 years ago when her son was diagnosed with autism, apraxia and complex motor coordination disorder. She has been studying gut health, detoxification methods, best supplements for brain health, and food sensitivities ever since. Now as a coach in applied functional medicine she […]

Mary Pulles Cavanaugh

Mary Pulles Cavanaugh is a Mom of three beautiful daughters. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Social Welfare from the University of Alabama. She also has a background in medical assisting. Mary became an avid independent researcher in 2007 by necessity when her youngest daughter was diagnosed on the Autism spectrum aka vaccine induced brain […]

Dr. Melinda Sharma

Dr. Melinda Sharma wrote the medical companion to my book. It is called  A Parent’s Guide to the Common Immune System Issues in Autism Spectrum Disorder .  Melinda has a PhD in immunology and is extremely knowledgeable about the medical treatment for different subsets of autism.  Dr. Sharma is my “go to” person and the one I have […]

Robert Scott Bell

In broadcast media since 1999, Robert Scott Bell, D.A. Hom. (American Academy of Clinical Homeopathy 1994) served on the board of the AmericanAssociation of Homeopathic Pharmacists (1999-2001), currently serving on the Board for Trinity School of Natural Health and United Precious MetalsAssociation. Robert Scott Bell is a homeopathic practitioner, an author and an expert in silver and copper therapeutics.

Cindy Schneider, MD

Dr. Cindy Schneider is the medical director of CARE, the Center for Autism Research and Education. Her integrative medical practice is exclusively dedicated to individuals with autism and related neurological and immune disorders. Her areas of special interest include treatment of the immune, gastrointestinal, and metabolic aspects of autism and the identification of environmental toxins contributing to the autism epidemic. She has designed and implemented multiple research studies and collaborated with researchers worldwide. Dr. […]

Barry Smeltzer, PA-C

Barry Smeltzer, PA-C, is the owner/practitioner at Healing Provisions in San Antonio/Austin TX. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University ofTexas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio and is a guest lecturer at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. Barry is faculty and on the executive board for the American Academy of Environmental Medicine ( He is a functional medicine practitioner who specializes in environmental medicine interventions to assist the body in the healing process. He has dedicated his career to healing children and families after his own son was diagnosed with multiple medical conditions, from which all he has […]

Charles Rouse, NMD, RPh

Dr. Charles A. Rouse, Jr., NMD, RPh, is a Doctor of Natural Medicine, a Registered Pharmacist, pharmacologist and a widely acclaimed holistic product formulator, founder of the Modexus Product Research Council. Dr. Rouse has well over 30 years of knowledge, experience and is highly respected by his industry peers as a speaker, radio/television personality and a prolific writer/ […]

Denise Resnik

Denise Resnik is the founder and president/CEO of First Place® AZ (established in 2012), co-founder of the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC, established in 1997), and founder and CEO of DRA Collective, a marketing/communications firm (established in 1986) that servesclients in a variety of fields, includ- ing real estate, economic development, healthcare, education and hospitality. Her adult son Matt, who has autism, and others with different abilities inspire her work. A native Phoenician and international leader in Autism, Denise has raised community awareness and more than $85 million for Autism, primarilyfrom Arizona sources. The supportive community—facilitated by SARRC, First Place and dozens of partnering organizations—inspired PBS […]

David Sherman

David Sherman has spent over 30 years working with people who live with cognitive and physical impairments. He provides direction, support, advice, and advocacy to individuals and families who are overwhelmed. He helps them explore medical, financial, and community resources that alleviate much of their stress. David’s broad experience with government benefits helps clients secure appropriate services and supports that improve their quality of life. David and his wife Anne Marie of 33 years reside in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and have two children: Mayim (30) and Noah (26).

Melissa Stone

Melissa Stone is a Mesa-based Spelling to Communicate practitioner and native Arizonan. She is also the founder of Body Brain Connection. She is passionate about seeing individuals with sensory motor differences access reliable communication. Most importantly, she a mother to 4 amazing children, one of whom is an unreliable speaker.