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The Thompson Policy Institute is excited to announce the Keynote Speaker for The 3rd Annual DisAbility Summit is Dr. Mary A. Falvey, Emeritus Professor from California State University, Los Angeles.  We invite you to join us for the Third Annual DisAbility Summit on Monday, May 7, 2018 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. located at the Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts at Chapman University.

Third Annual DisAbility Summit
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mary A. Falvey

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Dr. Falvey is an Emeriti Professor and teaches part time in the Division of Special Education and Counseling at California State University, Los Angeles.  She was the Dean of the Charter College of Education at California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) from 2001 – 2013 where she was responsible for undergraduate, credential, master’s, and doctoral programs. Prior to serving as Dean of the College, she coordinated the credential and master’s degree programs in moderate/severe disabilities, as well as the master’s degree program in Inclusive Education at CSULA for over 25 years.   She has lectured at over 300 international, national, state, and local conferences as well as taught courses at numerous universities throughout the United States, Thailand, Canada, Peru, and New Zealand.  She has written, edited, and contributed chapters to over 18 books and has written 4 books, her most recent book: Believe in My Child with Special Needs was published by Paul Brookes Publishing Company. She consults with numerous schools and school districts as well as parent advocacy groups.  She is the parent of an adult son with learning disabilities and the aunt of a young man with Down syndrome and autism.  She advocates for students with disabilities to be fully included in general education classes with the appropriate supports and services and is currently serving as an Inclusion Facilitator for a kindergartener with Down syndrome.  

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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. We invite you to join us for the Third Annual DisAbility Summit on Monday, May 7, 2018 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. located at the Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts at Chapman University. Learn more about The 3rd Annual DisAbility Summit!

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