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.
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TPI invites you to visit us in our new office location on Tuesday, December 6 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. View the Open House Invitation for more information.
TPI hosts an annual DisAbility Summit to present their research that results in policy recommendations to decision makers at the local, state, and eventually national levels. The annual DisAbility Summit will be held on May 2, 2017. We can't wait to see you at our event next year!
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.
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TPI to Sponsor CCTE Conference
The Thompson Policy Institute on Disability and Autism will be sponsoring the spring 2017 California Council on Teacher Education (CCTE) Conference. The theme for the conference will be on policy and will feature presentations and activities related to teacher education policy, practice and research. This is the first time CCTE will hold its conference in the state’s capitol with the special focus on education policy. The conference will be held on March 30-31, 2017 at the Citizen Hotel in Sacramento; please view the conference overview and program for more information.