Thompson Policy Institute is hosting the first ever DisAbility Summit Tuesday, May 3rd at Chapman University in Orange County, California. This will be TPI’s largest public unveiling of its independent research to date. It’s a must-attend event and here are the top reasons why.

  1. Top location: The Summit is being hosted at Chapman University’s brand new, state-of-the-art performance center, the Musco Center for the Arts. Chapman University opened its Center for the Arts in the March of 2016 and the building is stunning. Large building at dusk.Chapman University’s Musco Center for the Arts courtesy of
  2. Networking: The DisAbility Summit will draw like-minded individuals all invested in the future of disability issues. It’s not often you get to hear the latest information from researchers about disability and autism.
  3. Presidential remarks: Opening conference remarks will be made by Chapman University Chancellor Daniele Struppa. Struppa was recently named the next President of Chapman University.

    Two men with pickaxes standing next to a Chapman University flag.

    Daniele Struppa (left) is to replace Jim Doti (right) as President of Chapman

  4. Engaging topics: Hear from The Institute’s Co-Founding Directors, Drs. Don Cardinal and Amy-Jane Griffiths about the state-of-disability in Orange County and Autism in the Workplace.
  5. Community participation: Following the lectures, we will discuss ways in which community members can work with us to improve outcomes for families, children and adults impacted by disability.
  6. Get 2 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Science. Just indicate that you would like these during registration. These are available at NO COST.
  7. It’s FREE: There is no cost for this opportunity to network, hear the latest research and engage with the community.
  8. Registration is open: Save the date and register for the DisAbility Summit today!