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Thompson Policy Institute

  

Thompson Policy Institute Awarded $3.5 Million to Establish CalEPIC

September 21, 2021 by | News

Chapman University’s Thompson Policy Institute on Disability (TPI) has been awarded a new $3.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. With the new funding, TPI will operate the California Educator Preparation Innovation Collaborative (CalEPIC), one of only two such educator preparation transformation centers in California. In alignment with the missions of both TPI

Thompson Autism Center Adds Transition Planning to FAST Services

August 26, 2021 by | News

CHOC’s Thompson Autism Center has added Transition Planning to its suite of Families and Schools Together (FAST) services. According to FAST@CHOC Program Director Elissa Green Kaustinen, the model being implemented at the Thompson Autism Center is focused on person-driven planning, which seeks to help people with disabilities plan for their future. J. Thomas Megerian, M.D.,

Make Possibilities Realities Activist and entrepreneur Megan Bomgaars delivers keynote at TPI’s 2021 Summit on DisAbility and Inclusion

August 16, 2021 by | News

Activist and entrepreneur Megan Bomgaars said schools should place students with disabilities in general education settings. In the keynote address at the Thompson Policy Institute on Disability’s 2021 Virtual Summit on DisAbility and Inclusion, Bomgaars said schools and communities need to encourage all students to follow their dreams, to be anything they want without limits.

Thompson Policy Institute on Disability Awarded $784,000 Grant to Support Advancement of Inclusive Schooling

August 3, 2021 by | News

The Thompson Policy Institute on Disability (TPI) has received a new three-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for $784,000. Funding for the Strategic Practices for the Advancement of Inclusive Schooling (SPAIS) grant will support educator preparation programs (EPPs), public charters, and public school districts to improve outcomes for historically marginalized students. Leveraging

Thompson Policy Institute on Disability Awarded $500,000 Grant to Further Mission and Expand Services Thompson Family Foundation pledges continued support over three years.

July 20, 2021 by | News

The William S. and Nancy E. Thompson Family Foundation has awarded an additional $500,000 to Chapman University’s Thompson Policy Institute on Disability (TPI), continuing its support of TPI’s mission to reduce the barriers that limit access to learning, living, and working for individuals with disabilities. The Thompson Family Foundation is a national leader in autism-related

TPI’s Free Active Education Webinars Serve More Than 1,000 Teacher Candidates and Educators

December 16, 2020 by | News

Chapman University’s Thompson Policy Institute on Disability (TPI) has wrapped up another successful Active Education Webinar Series. TPI helped develop the California Alliance for Inclusive Schooling (CAIS) Active Education Webinars Series for teacher candidates earlier this spring in response to widespread school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In partnership with the Orange County Department of

TPI’s Associate Director Joins Chapman University’s Million Dollar Club

December 16, 2020 by | News

Dr. Audri Sandoval Gomez, Associate Director of the Thompson Policy Institute on Disability, was honored as a member of Chapman University’s prestigious Million Dollar Club for securing more than $1 million in funding from outside sponsors. The honor was announced at Chapman’s Annual State of Research and Creative Activity, which highlights the work of Chapman

Thompson Policy Institute Increases Efforts to Recruit and Train a Diverse Educator Workforce

November 9, 2020 by | News

Chapman University’s Thompson Policy Institute on Disability (TPI) was recently awarded a new $250,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Gates Foundation Teacher Preparation Transformation Center Fellowship is a nine-month proposal development grant. The primary outcome of the grant is to develop a California-based Educator Preparation Transformation Center. Such centers seek to

CHOC Webinar Features TPI’s Elissa Green Kaustinen FAST@CHOC Director Expert Panelist on Autism and COVID-19 Webinar

November 6, 2020 by | News

Elissa Green Kaustinen, the Thompson Policy Institute on Disability’s Director of Families and Schools Together at CHOC Children’s (FAST@CHOC), was an expert presenter this week during a CHOC Children’s webinar titled “When Complexity Meets Uncertainty: Supporting Children on the Autism Spectrum during COVID-19.” Other experts on the panel included Dr. Tom Megerian, the Medical Director

Thompson Policy Institute Hires Director for New FAST@CHOC Program

September 18, 2020 by | News

Chapman University’s Thompson Policy Institute on Disability (TPI) has hired a new director to spearhead the Families and Schools Together (FAST) program at CHOC Children’s Thompson Autism Center. Elissa Green Kaustinen, who has worked within the public school system for the last 17 years, previously served seven years as a school psychologist and 10 years

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