Theresa Wrangham has been the National Vaccine Information Center’s (NVIC) Executive Director since 2010. Her current duties and responsibilities include coordination of NVIC’s volunteer and counseling programs, website design and content management, and monitoring of vaccine related federal advisory committee activities. She currently represents NVIC in the CDC’s Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) revisions process, and has participated in federal and state funded public engagement processes relating to vaccine laws and policies. She is also a consumer reviewer for systematic reviews and protocols undertaken by the Cochrane Collaboration.
As a Colorado resident of over 20 years, her non-profit experience extends to co-founding the Autism Society of Boulder County (ASBC) in 2001, and previously serving on the Board of Directors for the Autism Society of Colorado and SafeMinds. Theresa is currently the conference moderator for the US Autism Association (USAAA) and serves on their advisory board. As a former member of the Boulder Valley School District Special Education Advisory Committee and Boulder Valley School District Design Advisory Committee, Theresa worked for appropriate special education services for special needs children and the creation of the BVSD 18-21 Education Facility.
Theresa has been featured in local, national and international television, radio and print news reports and in 2006, the Boulder County Business Report recognized Theresa as a Health Care Hero. In 2007 she was recognized for her achievements by the Autism Society of Boulder County, and in 2012 she also received the Chairman’s Award from the US Autism & Asperger’s Association.
In one sentence, please encapsulate your best advice to homeschool moms?
Understanding your rights under the law is the first step in educating your children; undertaking advocacy creates a legacy of protection and continuation of those rights.
What are your top 2-3 book recommendations for homeschoolers?
Books on using Montessori Method in the home and Wrightslaw publications to understand special education rights as they apply to special needs students.