Aja McKee

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Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) Feature Julie Fraumeni-McBride

May 3, 2018 by | Thompson Policy Institute

Meet Julie Fraumeni-McBride- She has a focus on disability as it relates to disadvantaged populations and finding ways to make education equitable and accommodating to under-served populations. Please share what has lead you to this position with the Thompson Policy Institute (TPI)? My interest in autism and disability related research has led me to this position at

TPI Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) Feature Meet Lisa Boskovich, who has a research focus on the social model of disability and its' impact in today’s education system, and the intersectionality of disability in identity

April 11, 2018 by | Thompson Policy Institute

Please share what has lead you to this position with the Thompson Policy Institute (TPI)? I was the first GRA hired to be part of TPI. I had written my Master’s Thesis for my M.S. in Special Education at Chapman with the title: A Narrative and Poetic Exploration into Self-Defining Asperger’s: Ceasing to be X-.

Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) Feature Meet Shayne Brophy who has an interest in how student's self-concepts are impacted by disability labeling

March 7, 2018 by | Thompson Policy Institute

We asked Shayne a few questions about her position at TPI, and about her research interests. Please share what has lead you to this position with the Thompson Policy Institute (TPI)? After completing the my Master’s and credential I chose to return to Chapman because of the knowledge and support that the faculty have to offer.

TPI Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) Feature Meet Sneha Kohli Mathur, who has a research focus on transition to adulthood for individuals on the spectrum

February 12, 2018 by | Thompson Policy Institute

We asked Sneha a few questions about her position at TPI, and about her research interests. Please share what has lead you to this position with the Thompson Policy Institute (TPI)? I attended the first DisAbility Summit, and the very next day I applied to join Chapmans Ph.D. in Education program. While I was starting

Person-First Language and What it Means to Me Adriana Smith shares her thoughts on the importance of Person-First Language

January 22, 2018 by | Thompson Policy Institute

The discussion of person-first language versus identity-first language continues. This popular discussion has been occurring via various avenues for quite a while. The education field has deemed person-first language such as, “an individual with autism” as acceptable, and many disabled individuals have argued for identity-first language such as, “Autistic,” stating it better suits how disabled individuals feel/identify. As the debate

Labels and Identity A Disability Narrative by Lisa Boskovich, M. Ed., TPI Graduate Research Assistant

January 16, 2018 by | Thompson Policy Institute

Neurodiversity, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Autism Spectrum, Asperger’s. All these terms are labels. Which one fits the complexities of the self-called I? What happens when I add in; writer, poet, researcher, Graduate Research Assistant (GRA), and 3rd year Ph.D. student? What becomes of the other labels I may identify with? What if I write the word

Mathematizing: Striving for Inclusion Through Quality and Creative Math Instruction Interview with Dr. Rachel Lambert, Assistant Professor in the Attallah College of Educational Studies, Chapman University

November 22, 2017 by | Thompson Policy Institute

Dr. Rachel Lambert is an Assistant Professor in the College of Educational Studies at Chapman University. Her scholarly work investigates the intersections between disability studies in education and mathematics education. She has conducted longitudinal studies of how learners with and without disabilities construct identities as mathematics learners, and how mathematical pedagogy shapes disability. Dr. Lambert

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