» TPI Highlights

Nov. 2, 2017 - Sarah Stup

Sarah Stup, an author with autism, shares her thoughts on her educational journey and inclusion. 

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Oct. 24, 2017 - Meghan Cosier, Ph.D.

The Thompson Policy Institute and the Attallah College of Educational Studies welcomes Dr. Meghan Cosier back to Chapman University!

Meghan Cosier 

Oct. 24, 2017 - Audri Gomez, Ph.D. 

Audri Gomez

Learn more about Dr. Audri Gomez, the new Associate Director at TPI, in her interview.

Oct. 13, 2017 – TPI Team at the Autism Center Gala

TPI at the Autism Center Gala

Oct. 6, 2017 – Transition to Work by Linda O'Neal

Linda O'Neal

Transition Specialist and long-time educator, Linda O'Neal, discusses the key factors in the transition to work process on TPI's blog. 

Oct. 3, 2017 – Don Cardinal – Million Dollar Club 

Don with the Million Dollar Club award

Dr. Don Cardinal receives Chapman University's Million Dollar Club for his work. Read more about the Million Dollar Club.

Sept. 12, 2017 - Melissa Shang by Robert A. Slayton, Ph.D.

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In his blog, Robert Slayton, Ph.D. writes about Melissa Shang and her accomplishments. Melissa Shang is a 14-year-old author who was born with a form of muscular dystrophy called Charcot-Marie-Tooth. To learn more about Melissa Shang, read Slayton's article 

Aug. 27, 2017 – TPI team and friends with Bruno Serato at Caterina’s Club Red Carpet Gala 

TPI team with Bruno Serato

July 14, 2017 - A Wish for Authentic Disability Representation on Television to Continue
by Beth Haller, Ph.D.

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Beth Haller, Ph.D. is one of the first mass communication scholars to study the representation of disability is mass media. She discusses the importance of authentic disability representation on television and its effects

May 2, 2017 – Stephen Hinkle’s standing ovation from the 2nd Annual Disability Summit

Stephen Hinkle's standing ovation

Keynote speaker, Stephen Hinkle, receives a standing ovation at TPI's 2nd Annual DisAbility Summit. Interested in Hinkle's work? Read his post, Pushing societal limits, on TPI's blog. 

May 3, 2016 – Inaugural Disability Summit and photo

TPI's 1st Annual DisAbility Summit

TPI hosts its first ever Inaugural DisAbility Summit. Learn more about the DisAbility Summit.

Oct. 6, 2016 – Thompson Policy Institute announced

Don with Thompson family and check

William S. and Nancy E. Thompson Foundation donates $3 million to Chapman University to establish the Thompson Policy Institute on Disability and Autism.