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Our Mission
Our mission is to provide independent information on significant topics related to disability and facilitate action in areas that require community change. Throughout each year, the TPI will produce research that results in recommendations to decision-makers at the local, state and eventually national levels. The aim is to educate stakeholders on these topics towards improving the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities and their families.

Our Approach
With a commitment to free and open inquiry, the Institute takes an interdisciplinary approach to research that draws from local, national, and international sources. We will use a range of experimental and theoretical approaches; qualitative and quantitative methods. Our work transforms the way we understand the world of disability and policy, advancing areas of study, and often creating new areas of inquiry. 


Associates TPI is involved in many research and project-based collaborations and partnerships. These collaborative efforts are an important component of many TPI activities, including conducting research, disseminating critical information to key stakeholders, and supporting community-wide change. Meet our Associates!


Advisors The External Advisory Board provides guidance regarding priorities in research, public policy, clinical practice, and education, among other issues for the Thompson Policy Institute.



Stay tuned for upcoming publications on Transition for Young Adults with Disabilities and Vaccinations and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Check out our upcoming projects.

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