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The goal of the Thompson Policy Institute (TPI) on Disability and Autism is to impact policy by reducing barriers to the full access to learning, living, and working, and the pursuit of a complete and quality life. To accomplish this goal, the TPI assesses, researches, and acts on the critical issues facing people with disabilities, their families and those individuals and agencies that share these same values. TPI outcomes are shared regularly throughout the year and summarized annually at the DisAbility Summit at Chapman University.


TPI Presents the 2nd Annual DisAbility Summit


TPI Sponsors CCTE Conference

TPI Sponsors CCTE Conference

TPI will be sponsoring the Spring 2017 California Council on Teacher Education (CCTE) Conference. The theme for the conference will be on policy and will feature presentations and activities related to teacher education policy, practice and research. This is the first time CCTE will hold its conference in the state's capitol with the special focus on education policy. The conference will be held on March 30-31, 2017 at the Citizen Hotel in Sacramento.

DisAbility Summit

DisAbility Summit

TPI hosts an annual DisAbility Summit to present their research that results in policy recommendations to decision makers at the local, state, and eventually national levels. The 2nd DisAbility Summit will be held on May 2, 2017. We can't wait to see you at our event!

Our Stakeholders

Our Stakeholders

Our work feeds decisions-makers at all levels. If a group makes decisions that will impact disability issues, they are stakeholders. These groups range from legislators to school-agency leaders to families and those with disabilities. Learn more about our stakeholders.