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An invitation to Thompson Policy Institute’s Inaugural DisAbility Summit Tuesday, May 3rd at the Musco Center for the Arts

April 26, 2016 by | Uncategorized

Chapman University’s Thompson Policy Institute on Disability and Autism would like to extend an open invitation to our inaugural DisAbility Summit. Even though registration is required, the Summit is free and open to the public, so join us May 3rd, 2016 at Chapman University’s brand new Musco Center for the Arts for exciting

Reblog: Chapman’s new Thompson Policy Institute explores data on autism at its first annual DisAbility Summit, May 3

April 25, 2016 by | Uncategorized

Chapman University’s Thompson Policy Institute (TPI) on Disability and Autism will present its findings at the inaugural DisAbility Summit, to be held in Chapman’s new Musco Center for the Arts on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. The DisAbility Summit, which will run from 9 a.m. to noon (9-10 a.m. registration and networking; 10 am-noon conference), is

Autism in the workplace

March 30, 2016 by | Uncategorized

Transitioning to independence during young adulthood is a pivotal and challenging time for everyone. For young adults with special needs, this transition period of new challenges can be particularly difficult. People with special needs, such as autism spectrum disorders or learning disabilities, may have social and communicative deficits which may impact their ability to successfully advocate for

6 Child Disability Laws You Should Know

March 22, 2016 by | Uncategorized

We recently read an article here at Thompson Policy Institute called 6 Child Disability Rights Laws You Should Know. The article inspired us to share the six laws that were paramount for improving the quality of life for children with disability. Check out our infographic about the 6 Child Disability Laws You Should Know and

Collaboration required to better educate students with high-needs California Department of Education undergoes big changes for students with disabilities

March 16, 2016 by | Uncategorized

The California Department of Education is redefining what a “high-needs student” is and combining its efforts to offer better educational programs for students with disabilities. Typically,  students considered to be high-needs were classified as low-income, foster children or English as a second language students. California ranks among the lowest of the states in its academic performance by