What: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new research findings this week that about 1 in 59 children have Autism Spectrum Disorder. It occurs in all racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups and is four times more common among boys than girls. One in in six children in the United States has a developmental disability

Chapman University’s Third Annual DisAbility Summit will focus on two of the Thompson Policy Institute’s main initiatives; inclusion of students with disabilities and transition services. Two research presentations will be offered, focusing on access to general education and employment opportunities for youth with diverse needs.

The keynote speaker is Mary A. Falvey, Ph.D., Emeriti Professor, Division of Special Education and Counseling, Charter College of Education at California State University, Los Angeles. Her address is titled, “Breaking the Cycle of Segregated Programs and Services for Children and Adults with Disabilities.”


When:                         Monday, May 7, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where:                       Chapman University’s Musco Center for the Arts

Details:                      Guests can park in the West Campus Parking Structure or in the Marion Knott Studios Lot


Tickets are free of charge but are required to attend. More information 


The Thompson Policy Institute (TPI) on Disability and Autism at Chapman University is designed to reduce barriers to the full access to learning, living, and working, and the pursuit of a complete and quality life through impacting social policies based on knowledge. To accomplish this goal, the TPI assesses, researches and acts on the critical issues facing people with disabilities, their families and those individuals and agencies that share these same values. TPI outcomes are shared regularly throughout the year and summarized annually at the DisAbility Summit at Chapman University.


About Chapman University

As an academically distinguished center of learning, Chapman University attracts extraordinary students and faculty from around the globe. Its ten schools and colleges foster a vibrant intellectual community, and provide extensive opportunities for students to learn, grow and discover alongside remarkable faculty. The University is home to some 8,000 students pursuing bachelor, master and doctoral degrees, and is alma mater to more than 40,000 alumni found throughout the United States and the world. Now celebrating its 157th year, Chapman is known for its distinguishing strengths in leadership and civic engagement, in the arts and entertainment disciplines, and in specialized sectors of technology and science. The University is comprised of its main campus in Orange, California, and the Rinker Health Science campus for graduate health science programs in Irvine, California. Visit us at www.chapman.edu.


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