• 2018 DisAbility Summit

Attallah College of Educational Studies

2018 DisAbility Summit

» Thompson Policy Institute's 3rd Annual DisAbility Summit

Monday, May 7, 2018

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Musco Center for the Arts at Chapman University

Register here

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Keynote Speaker: Kristin Wright

Kristin Wright is the California State Director of Special Education, a role assumed September 1, 2016. Kristin brings a wealth of professional and personal experience to this important position as a policy expert, a former special education student teacher, and a mother of a child with disabilities. 






Registration and Continental Breakfast at 8 a.m.

Presentation Topics

Dean Margaret Grogan, William S. Thompson and President Daniele Struppa

Opening Comments
Dr. Don Cardinal

Keynote Address
Kristin Wright, Director, Special Education Division
California Department of Education

Connection, Collaboration, and Co-Creation: Developing meaningful employment opportunities for youth with diverse needs
Dr. Amy Jane Griffiths

Excellence in Disability Award

A Short Intermission

Mapping Access to General Education: The landscape in California and Orange County
Dr. Meghan Cosier, Dr. Audri Gomez, Dr. Don Cardinal

Policy Recommendations
Dr. Don Cardinal

Parking Information

Parking information for the summit highlighting West campus and marion knott studios parking

Guests can park in either the West Campus Parking Structure (WC) or in the Marion Knott Studios Lot (KS).  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.