conversation-of-hopeVoice America Talk Radio Network, Internet broadcasting pioneer, producing and syndicating online audio and video, today announced that Congressman Bill Posey, will join Dr. Brian Hooker, guest host of AutismOne: A Conversation of Hope radio program on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel ( Tuesday, April 8, at 9 a.m. Pacific Time.

Rep. Bill Posey will discuss the current autism epidemic and issues that families with autistic children face. Also to be discussed, the congressional hearing held in November 2012 regarding the autism epidemic and the CDC’s role in vaccines safety, how he became involved in the autism community, why this is such an important issue, and what he feels are steps that need to be taken to begin to recognize these issues.

Rep. Bill Posey has an illustrious political career as he is serving his 3rd term as U.S. Congressman from the “space coast” of Florida, and he previously served in the Florida state legislature as a senator (for 8 years) and a legislator (also for 8 years).  He also worked at the Kennedy Space Center through the Apollo program.

Rep. Bill Posey is currently serving on the Financial Services Committee and the Committee on Science, Space and Technology.  Rep. Posey has been a great friend to the autism community, made a special effort to participate in the COGR Autism Hearing in November 2012, and was subsequently a guest at the 2013 AutismOne conference in May 2013 in Chicago, IL.  Rep. Posey has also been instrumental in the release of many background documents from the CDC regarding the link between vaccines and autism.

Dr.  Brian Hooker currently serves as associate professor of biology at Simpson University.  He has worked in biotechnology research for 25 years and has over 50 scientific publications including recent work in the reanalysis of CDC studies that claim no relationship between vaccines and neurodevelopment disorders.  Dr. Hooker has advocated for safer vaccines since 2004 and has a 16-year old vaccine-injured son who has been diagnosed with “autism.”

“AutismOne: A Conversation of Hope” airs live on Tuesday at 9AM Pacific / 11 AM Central / 12 PM Eastern on The VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel. To access the show, log on at All shows will be available in Teri Arranga’s Content Library on The VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel for on-demand and pod cast download

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ABOUT Teri Arranga:
Teri Arranga is the executive director of AutismOne (, the vice president of the Global Autism Collaboration (, and the secretary of Strategic Autism Initiative. She has served as the editor-in-chief of Autism Science Digest and as editor of the US/Canada edition of Autism File magazine. Teri is co-editor of the book Bugs, Bowels, and Behavior: The Groundbreaking Story of the Gut-Brain Connection, and she is editor of Dr. William Walsh’s book Nutrient Power and Dr. Andrew Wakefield’s books Callous Disregard: Autism and Vaccines – The Truth Behind a Tragedy ( and Waging War on the Autistic Child: The Arizona 5 and the Legacy of Baron von Munchausen, all of which were published by Skyhorse Publishing. Additionally, Teri has contributed to and provided editing for all annual editions of Skyhorse Publishing’s Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism series. Teri has been involved with a number of media projects, including consulting for medical documentaries such as by award-winning filmmaker Lina Moreco of Canada, appearing in the award-winning documentary Beautiful Son, and consulting for the April 2007 Discover magazine article “Understanding Autism.” Teri received the National Autism Association’s Believe Award for 2008 and a volunteerism award from USAAA in 2006. She has been an active advocate in the autism community for many years, including attending and broadcasting events in Washington, D.C.