Founded in 2015, Chapman University’s Thompson Policy Institute (TPI) on Disability strives to impact policy by reducing barriers limiting access to learning, living and working, and the pursuit of a complete and quality life.
To accomplish this goal, the TPI assesses research and acts on the critical issues facing people with disabilities, as well as their families, support communities and the agencies that work on their behalf. TPI research outcomes are shared regularly throughout the year and summarized annually at the DisAbility Summit at Chapman University.
The work of the Thompson Policy Institute is to propose real-world solutions to these barriers and disseminate ideas, policies, and practices to those who have influence over the lives of people with disabilities. These “influencers” include individuals with disabilities, their families, policy-makers, care-givers, professionals, and even the general public who control the perception of disability and ability.
Please visit our Policy page to learn more about the Thompson Policy Institute’s annual DisAbility Summit.
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