Thompson Policy Institute on Disability


Founded by Dr. Donald N. Cardinal in 2015, Chapman University’s Thompson Policy Institute on Disability (TPI) strives to bring policy, practice, and research together to work to ensure equity and inclusivity for people with disabilities by addressing barriers that limit access to learning, living, working, and the pursuit of enviable and dignified lives. Inclusion, first and foremost, centers the disability community. Inclusion encompasses practice, policy, and research that focus on providing equitable opportunities. In all aspects of our work, TPI embraces Chapman’s perspective of diversity and focuses on the practice of including people by recognizing, respecting, and valuing a combination of differences. TPI considers the intersections of disability, race, language, and socioeconomic status. When backgrounds, interests, and perspectives are understood and supported, value is added to the community and institute at large. For more information, please select the "About" tab. 

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Dr. Meghan Cosier presenting at the podium at the 2022 Summit

2023 Summit on Disability and Inclusion

The event will be held on Friday, August 11, 2023 from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. Please click below for more information.

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CAIS sponsors webinars that forward its mission to support, unify, and promote efforts to increase inclusive schooling in California. Please click the link below to register for future webinars and view recordings of past webinars.

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Transition CA Website

Access our database of documents featuring transition planning & employment related information & resources to stakeholders. Click below to visit the Transition CA website.

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