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The Thompson Policy Institute is excited to announce that the Keynote Speaker for the Third Annual DisAbility Summit will be Kristin Wright, Special Education Division Director from the California Department of Education (CDE). We invite you to join us for the Third Annual DisAbility Summit on Monday, May 7, 2018 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. located at the Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts at Chapman University.

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Kristin Wright headshotThird Annual DisAbility Summit 
Keynote Speaker: 
Kristin Wright


Kristin Wright is the California State Director of Special Education, a role she assumed September 1, 2016. Kristin brings a wealth of professional and personal experience to this important position as a policy expert, a former special education student teacher, and a mother of a child with disabilities.  

DisAbility Summit

DisAbility Summit

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 Keynote Speaker for the Third Annual DisAbility Summit will be Kristin Wright, Special Education Division Director from the California Department of Education (CDE). We invite you to join us for the Third Annual DisAbility Summit on Monday, May 7, 2018 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. located at the Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts at Chapman University. Register for The 3rd Annual DisAbility Summit.

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.