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Attallah College of Educational Studies

2017 DisAbility Summit

» Thompson Policy Institute's 2nd Annual Disability Summit

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Musco Center for the Arts

Collage of the second DisAbility Summit

Registration and Continental Breakfast at 8 a.m.

Presentation Topics

Dean Margaret Grogan

 President Daniele Struppa

William S. Thompson

Where is the problem in disability and what does the TPI plan to do about it?
Dr. Don Cardinal

Keynote Address
"Stephen's Story of Growing up with Autism"

Stephen Hinkle

Research to Local Action: The Orange County Transition Initiative
What are employers saying about hiring people with disabilities?
Dr. Amy-Jane Griffiths

Why do inclusive practices in schools vary so greatly?
A California and New York Study
Dr. Meghan Cosier

 Increase in rate of autism likely a factor of definition
A multi-state analysis of autism prevalence in U.S. schools
Dr. Don Cardinal

A Short Intermission

Excellence in Disability Award Presentations

Speakers Panel - Audience Questions and Dialogue

Keynote Speaker

photo of Stephen Hinkle
Stephen Hinkle
Stephen Hinkle is an international speaker on disability who has spoken in 24 states plus Australia, for over 16 years. Stephen has experience as a person with autism, a former special education student, and as a professional with a masters degree in disability policy.
These three exceptional professionals will be acknowledged for having dedicated their lives toward improving the quality of life for people with disabilities.
photo of Dr. Joe  Donnelly
Dr. Joe Donnelly
Dr. Joe Donnelly is a clinical professor of pediatrics at UC Irvine, and serves as Medical director of the Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders. He has special clinical interest in providing support to families and caring for children with autism and other developmental disorders.
photo of Linda   O’Neal
Linda O’Neal
Linda O’Neal has 38 years of experience in education. She writes and implements local, state and federal grants focusing on young adults with disabilities. She is a strong advocate for programs providing transition, employment and support services for these young adults.
photo of Dr. Richard Rosenberg
Dr. Richard Rosenberg
Dr. Richard Rosenberg has over 30 years of teaching and administrative experience. He is currently the regional manager for CaPROMISE (Promoting the Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income), a federal research project supporting 14-16 year olds in becoming self-sufficient.

A special thank you to our sponsors for this event


Collage of 13 logos from the disability summit partners including Chapman University

For more information, please contact Margie McCoy at tpi@chapman.edu or (714) 997-6970

Additional Information

Map indicating different locations for summit parking

Guests can park in either the West Campus Parking Structure (WC) or in the Cypress Street Lot (CY).  Permits costing $3 for 4 hours can be purchased in each lot at the kiosk.  Permit vending machines accept $1 bills, $5 bills, coins and credit cards (MC, Visa, AMEX and Discover).  Vending machines do not give change.  Cars in Disabled spaces must display a valid disability placard in addition to a valid university permit.  Be sure to place the permit face up on your dashboard. Vehicles without permits or vehicles parking in restricted lots/spaces will be ticketed.  Parking is not permitted along city streets without a City of Orange permit.

An accessible Chapman shuttle will be available to transport you to and from the Musco Center if you prefer not to walk from the lot.  Please arrive at least 30 minutes early to provide enough time to park and walk or shuttle the short distance.  The walk from either lot takes approximately 8 minutes.

If you require other accommodations, please e-mail us at tpi@chapman.edu and we’ll do our best to assist you.

Spanish interpretation via listening devices and an ASL (American Sign Language) interpreter will be available.  Please let us know if you will require these services by emailing us at tpi@chapman.edu.

A sensory friendly room will be provided for those who may need a quiet space to think/watch the presentation.  Please ask any usher to assist you.

If you are a professional and would like to request CEU’s (Continuing Education Units) as required by the BBS, please be sure to sign in as well as out at the check-in tables out front.  Our office will e-mail your certificate within a week following the Summit.