» Thompson Policy Institute

The Thompson Policy Institute (TPI) on Disability and Autism is a new think tank that will gather data and develop its own independent research to study and, when appropriate, advocate on topics surrounding the issues of disability and autism. The Institute’s aim will be to educate policymakers and decision-makers on these topics toward improving the quality of lives of children and adults with disabilities and their families. See our press release.

Our Stakeholders

Our Stakeholders Our work feeds decisions-makers at all levels. If a group makes decisions that will impact disability issues, they are stakeholders. These groups range from legislators to school-agency leaders to families and those with disabilities.  Learn more about our stakeholders. 

Current Projects

Current Projects Based on the feedback from our community, we systematically select critical issues on which to focus. Resulting projects may be in-depth investigations  or brief reports. The TPI will expand and update each report as needed.


Events Throughout the year, the TPI holds frequent gatherings, both in person and online, covering key topics in disability and Autism. In addition, an annual DisAbility Summit is held during the month of May. We just held our Inaugural DisAbility Summit on May 3rd, 2016  and had a great time. We can't wait to see you at our event next year!

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