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DisAbility Summit

» Thompson Policy Institute's 2nd Annual Disability Summit

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Musco Center for the Arts

Registration and Continental Breakfast at 8 a.m.

Presentation Topics

President Daniele Struppa, William S. Thompson and Dean Margaret Grogan

Autism Prevalence in the U.S.
Results of our recent study using five large-state samples to assess a pattern

Transition to Work
What are employers saying about hiring people with disabilities?

Understanding Variability in Inclusive Placements
A California and New York analysis of school inclusion policy

Orange County Transition Initiative
Transition to Work: Research to Action to Policy right here in the OC

Excellence in Disability Award Presentations

Expert Panel - Audience Questions and Dialogue

* More to come, please check back often!

These three exceptional professionals will be acknowledged for having dedicated their lives toward improving the quality of life for people with disabilities.
photo of Dr. Joe  Donnelly
Dr. Joe Donnelly
Dr. Joe Donnelly is a clinical professor of pediatrics at UC Irvine, and serves as Medical director of the Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders. He has special clinical interest in providing support to families and caring for children with autism and other developmental disorders.
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Linda O’Neal
Linda O’Neal has 38 years of experience in education. She writes and implements local, state and federal grants focusing on young adults with disabilities. She is a strong advocate for programs providing transition, employment and support services for these young adults.
photo of Dr. Richard Rosenberg
Dr. Richard Rosenberg
Dr. Richard Rosenberg has over 30 years of teaching and administrative experience. He is currently the regional manager for CaPROMISE (Promoting the Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income), a federal research project supporting 14-16 year olds in becoming self-sufficient.

Register Here for the 2nd Annual DisAbility Summit

A special thank you to our sponsors for this event


For more information, please contact Margie McCoy at tpi@chapman.edu or (714) 997-6970

Additional Information

Guests can park in either the West Campus Parking Structure (WC) or in the Cypress Street Lot (CY).  Permits costing $3 for 4 hours can be purchased in each lot at the kiosk.  Permit vending machines accept $1 bills, $5 bills, coins and credit cards (MC, Visa, AMEX and Discover).  Vending machines do not give change.  Cars in Disabled spaces must display a valid disability placard in addition to a valid university permit.  Be sure to place the permit face up on your dashboard. Vehicles without permits or vehicles parking in restricted lots/spaces will be ticketed.  Parking is not permitted along city streets without a City of Orange permit.

An accessible Chapman shuttle will be available to transport you to and from the Musco Center if you prefer not to walk from the lot.  Please arrive at least 30 minutes early to provide enough time to park and walk or shuttle the short distance.  The walk from either lot takes approximately 8 minutes.

If you require other accommodations, please e-mail us at tpi@chapman.edu and we’ll do our best to assist you.

Spanish interpretation via listening devices and an ASL (American Sign Language) interpreter will be available.  Please let us know if you will require these services by emailing us at tpi@chapman.edu.

A sensory friendly room will be provided for those who may need a quiet space to think/watch the presentation.  Please ask any usher to assist you.

If you are a professional and would like to request CEU’s (Continuing Education Units) as required by the BBS, please be sure to sign in as well as out at the check-in tables out front.  Our office will e-mail your certificate within a week following the Summit.