The Connection Between the Mind, Body, and Microtraumas in Autism

Dr. BG Mancini

1:30 PM (EDT) May 20, 2024

Dr. BG Mancini, AP, FMP, MS

BG Mancini is a leader in Neurodevelopmental education, a Functional Medicine Practitioner, a Licensed Acupuncture Physician, and a Primary Care Provider. She has over 27 years of experience working with children and families, helping them increase their connection to themselves, each other, and the world around them by restoring safety to their nervous system, reducing inflammation, and using mobility to scaffold the brain with new neural pathways or proper pruning.

She helps to optimize outcomes for children facing challenges and helps them reach their full potential through proper therapy sequencing. She has been using food as medicine as a primary tool for the past 27 years for families, children with an Autism diagnosis, as well as those with neurological and physical health challenges.

She believes that every child, regardless of diagnosis, is going to need the same things research and common sense show are necessary for optimal function: Balanced healthy food, clean water, exercise, balanced and connected nervous systems, nature, joy, and more.  Dr. Temple Grandin recently affirmed this saying the very same things!

Her tools include hemispheric balance exercises, retained reflex integration, developmental vision, functional medicine testing, Polyvagal Theory, the Safe & Sound Protocol, nutrient deficiency analysis, and her own, Family Nervous System® for families.

The Family Nervous System® that she created demonstrates that parents, while striving to ensure their children receive the help they need, often become less resourced themselves and less available for connection, which is at the core of healing. She works from the model that coregulation is the key to connection and that to achieve this, we must first be able to regulate ourselves as the adult nervous system in the family.

"Helping children and adults find balance in an unbalanced world."