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Thompson Policy Institute on Disability and Autism

 One University Drive
 Orange, CA 92866
[P] (714) 997-6692
[F] (714) 997-9125
www.chapman.edu/tpi
[email protected]
Margie McCoy
FOUNDED: 2015
INCORPORATED: 1861
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Organization DBA Thompson Policy Institute on Disability and Austism at Chapman University
Former Names Chapman College (1990)
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 95-1643992 --

Summary


Mission StatementMORE »

Thompson Policy Institute (TPI) on Disability and Autism at Chapman University gathers data and develops its own independent research to study critical issues in disability and autism.  The TPI’s purpose is to provide independent information on critical issues in disability and facilitate action in areas that require community change. Throughout each year, the TPI will produce research that results in recommendations to decision-makers at the local, state and eventually national levels. 

The annual DisAbility Summit serves to convene stakeholders with a purpose to drive action on specific areas of need. Throughout the year, TPI will continue to facilitate community change by providing an environment designed for these leaders to collaborate, connect and implement actionable goals. 

Mission Statement

Thompson Policy Institute (TPI) on Disability and Autism at Chapman University gathers data and develops its own independent research to study critical issues in disability and autism.  The TPI’s purpose is to provide independent information on critical issues in disability and facilitate action in areas that require community change. Throughout each year, the TPI will produce research that results in recommendations to decision-makers at the local, state and eventually national levels. 

The annual DisAbility Summit serves to convene stakeholders with a purpose to drive action on specific areas of need. Throughout the year, TPI will continue to facilitate community change by providing an environment designed for these leaders to collaborate, connect and implement actionable goals. 


FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2019
Projected Expenses $745,350.00
Projected Revenue $675,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Thompson Policy Institute on Disability and Autism

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Overview


Mission Statement

Thompson Policy Institute (TPI) on Disability and Autism at Chapman University gathers data and develops its own independent research to study critical issues in disability and autism.  The TPI’s purpose is to provide independent information on critical issues in disability and facilitate action in areas that require community change. Throughout each year, the TPI will produce research that results in recommendations to decision-makers at the local, state and eventually national levels. 

The annual DisAbility Summit serves to convene stakeholders with a purpose to drive action on specific areas of need. Throughout the year, TPI will continue to facilitate community change by providing an environment designed for these leaders to collaborate, connect and implement actionable goals. 


Background Statement

The Thompson Policy Institute on Disability and Autism gathers data and conducts its own independent research so that complex issues related to disabilities can be clearly understood, and decision-makers – including families – can make informed decisions based on facts.   
 
Institute leaders and researchers present the results of research at the annual DisAbility Summit in May each year from 9-noon at the Musco Center for the Arts at Chapman University. This year, presentations  included findings as they relate to the State of Disability in Orange County and California, the Orange County Transition Initiative (OCTI), Exploring the Variability in Access to General Education for Students with Intellectual Disability and Autism, Where is the problem in disability and  what does the TPI plan to do about it?  Additionally, Stephen Hinkle presented the keynote address, "Stephen's Story of Growing up with Autism."
 

Impact Statement

    Building a more equitable future
     
    The Thompson Policy Institute on Disability and Autism assesses, researches and acts on the critical issues facing people with disabilities, their families and supporting individuals and community agencies as we strive together to build a more equitable future.

    Needs Statement

    • $25,000 - Annual State of DisAbility Summit

    CEO Statement

    The Thompson Policy Institute (TPI) on Disability, founded in 2015, strives to impact policy by reducing barriers limiting access to learning, living and working, and the pursuit of a complete and quality life. To accomplish this goal, we assess research and act on the critical issues facing people with disabilities, as well as their families, support communities and the agencies that work on their behalf. Our research initiatives, focused on inclusion of individuals with disabilities and transition services including competitive integrated employment and post-secondary education, are shared regularly throughout the year and summarized annually at the DisAbility Summit at Chapman University.

    The work at the Thompson Policy Institute is to propose real-world solutions to these barriers and disseminate ideas, policies, and practices to those who have influence over the lives of people with disabilities. These “influencers” include individuals with disabilities, their families, policy-makers, care-givers, professionals, and even the general public who control the perception of disability and ability.


    Board Chair Statement

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    Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

    Please make checks out to "Chapman University."  Gifts may be mailed to:Thompson Policy Institute on Disability and AutismAttn:  Margie McCoy, Operations CoordinatorChapman University, College of Educational StudiesOne University DriveOrange, CA   92866 If you would like to donate over the phone, please contact the gift recorder, Jami McCoy, at 714-997-6526.

    Geographic Area Served

    Throughout the United States
    North Orange County
    Central Orange County
    West Orange County
    South Orange County
    Affecting Orange County and the state of California, and ultimately, national policy.

    Organization Categories

    1. Education - Research Institutes & Public Policy Analysis
    2. Public & Societal Benefit - Alliances & Advocacy
    3. Diseases Disorders & Medical Disciplines - Brain Disorders

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    Programs


    Thompson Policy Institute on Disability and Autism

    The Thompson Policy Institute (TPI) on Disability and Autism is a  think tank that gathers data and develops its own independent research to study and, when appropriate, advocate on topics surrounding the issues of disability and autism.  The Institute's aim is to educate policymakers and decision-makers on these topics toward improving the quality of lives of children and adults with disabilities and their families.
    Budget  $730,835.00
    Category  Education, General/Other Education Policy Programs
    Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities People/Families with of People with Disabilities Other Named Groups
    Program Short-Term Success  Pertinent information disseminated to families, people with autism, policy-makers in clear and easy to understand reports.
    Program Long-Term Success  Our mission is to focus on creating a mechanism to impact local and state and eventually nationally policy through survey and quantitative research geared to assess what currently exists, what is needed and the perceived effectiveness of these programs.  This research will result in policy recommendations to policy decision-makers.
    Program Success Monitored By  Program success will be monitored by extensive surveys and independent data reporting of those survey results to a wide range of constituents at the annual State of DisAbility Summit.
    Examples of Program Success  Data forthcoming

    Management


    CEO/Executive Director Dr. Donald Cardinal
    CEO Term Start Oct 2015
    CEO Email [email protected]
    CEO Experience
    Dr. Donald N. Cardinal is Professor of Education in the College of Educational Studies (CES) at Chapman University, Orange, CA, where he has worked since 1987. Previously, Dr. Cardinal served as dean of the CES from 2002-2015. Don currently oversees several programs in autism and disability including the Center for Research on Ability and Disability, Families and Schools Together, the Chapman Ability Program, and the Thompson Policy Institute on Disability and Autism. As well, Don serves as chairperson of the advisory board for the Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, part of the School of Medicine at the University of California, Irvine, CA. Before entering academia, pursuing the goal of a more inclusive society, Don worked alongside the most marginalized student populations in our society, frequently holding the labels of severe emotional disturbance, severe and profound mental retardation, autism, and severe behavior disorders. Above all, Don holds in highest regard the complex and interchanging relationship between student and teacher, centered on the presumption of competence. Don has authored and co-authored numerous articles, books, and book chapters in a variety of areas including evaluation, measurement of quality, teaching methods in special education and collaboration.
     
     
     

    Former CEOs and Terms

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    Senior Staff

    Name Title Experience/Biography
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    Awards

    Award Awarding Organization Year
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    Affiliations

    Affiliation Year
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    External Assessments and Accreditations

    External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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    Collaborations

    TPI is involved in many research and project-based collaborations and partnerships. These collaborative efforts are an important component of many TPI activities, including conducting research, disseminating critical information to key stakeholders, and supporting community-wide change. Working with diverse partners allows TPI to engage in important opportunities that otherwise might not be possible because of their complexity and cost, spurring innovation and ensuring the prudent use of community resources.
     
    By bringing together leading experts and organizations on a broad spectrum of policy-related activities, these partnerships and collaborations have helped, and will continue to help, improve the lives of those with disabilities in the United States and beyond. 

    Staff Information

    Number of Full Time Staff 3
    Number of Part Time Staff 3
    Number of Volunteers 0
    Number of Contract Staff 0
    Staff Retention Rate % --
    Staff Professional Development Yes

    Staff Demographics

    Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
    Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
    Caucasian: 5
    Hispanic/Latino: 0
    Native American/American Indian: 0
    Other: 0
    Other (if specified): 0
    Gender Female: 4
    Male: 2
    Not Specified 0

    Plans & Policies

    Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
    Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
    Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
    Management Succession Plan Yes
    Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
    Business Continuity of Operations Plan --

    Risk Management Provisions

    Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
    Whistle Blower Policy Yes
    Document Destruction Policy Yes
    Directors and Officers Insurance Policy --

    Reporting and Evaluations

    Management Reports to Board? Yes
    CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
    Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
    Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

    Government Licenses

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    CEO Comments

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    Foundation Comments

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    Governance


    Board Chair Dr. Joseph Donnelly
    Board Chair Company Affiliation The Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
    Board Chair Term Oct 2015 -
    Board Co-Chair --
    Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
    Board Co-Chair Term -

    Board Members

    Name Company Affiliations Status
    Don Cardinal Ph.D. Thompson Policy Institute --
    Audri Gomez Ph.D. Thompson Policy Institute --
    Margaret Grogan Ph.D. Attallah College of Educational Studies --
    Stephen Hinkle -- --
    Kelly Kennedy Ph.D. Attallah College of Educational Studies --
    Don Thompson Thompson Family Foundation --

    Constituent Board Members

    Name Company Affiliations Status
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    Youth Board Members

    Name Company Affiliations Status
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    Additional Board Members and Affiliations

    Name Company Affiliations Status
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    Board Demographics

    Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
    Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
    Caucasian: 9
    Hispanic/Latino: 0
    Native American/American Indian: 0
    Other: --
    Other (if specified): --
    Gender Female: 3
    Male: 6
    Not Specified 0

    Board Information

    Board Term Lengths --
    Board Term Limits --
    Board Meeting Attendance % --
    Written Board Selection Criteria --
    Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
    Percentage of Monetary Contributions --
    Percentage of In-Kind Contributions --
    Board Orientation --

    CEO Comments

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    Foundation Comments

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    Standing Committees

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    Financials


    Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

    Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

    Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

    Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

    Fiscal Year June 01, 2018 to May 31, 2019
    Projected Revenue $675,000.00
    Projected Expenses $745,350.00
    Form 990s

    2017 990

    2016 990

    2015 990

    2014 990

    Audit Documents

    2016 Audited Financial Statement

    2015 Audited Financial Statement

    2014 Audited Financial Statement

    2013 Audited Financial Statement

    IRS Letter of Exemption

    IRS Letter of Determination

    Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

    Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
    Total Revenue $597,829 $511,226 $705,620
    Total Expenses $590,525 $521,903 $454,794

    Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

    Revenue By Revenue Source
    Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
    Foundation and
    Corporation Contributions
    $592,000 $500,000 $700,000
    Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
        Federal -- -- --
        State -- -- --
        Local -- -- --
        Unspecified -- -- --
    Individual Contributions -- $1,226 $5,620
    Indirect Public Support -- -- --
    Earned Revenue -- -- --
    Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
    Membership Dues -- -- --
    Special Events -- $10,000 --
    Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
    Other -- -- $705,620

    Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

    Expense By Type
    Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
    Program Expense $113,260 $87,747 $44,416
    Administration Expense $477,265 $434,156 $410,378
    Fundraising Expense -- -- --
    Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
    Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.01 0.98 1.55
    Program Expense/Total Expenses 19% 17% 10%
    Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 0%

    Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

    Assets and Liabilities
    Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
    Total Assets -- -- --
    Current Assets -- -- --
    Long-Term Liabilities -- -- --
    Current Liabilities -- -- --
    Total Net Assets -- -- --

    Short Term Solvency

    Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
    Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities nan nan nan

    Long Term Solvency

    Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
    Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets nan% nan% nan%
    Endowment Value --
    Spending Policy N/A
    Percentage(If selected) --
    Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
    Capital Campaign Purpose --
    Campaign Goal --
    Capital Campaign Dates -
    Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
    Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

    CEO Comments

    This organization is a part of Chapman University. The financial data provided in the charts, graphs,  posted audits and 990s reflect Chapman University operations while the Summary financial data is per the financials and consultation with the Thompson Policy Institute on Disability and Autism, which began on October 1, 2015.

    Foundation Comments

    Summary financial data is per the Form 990s and consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are combined under Foundation and Corporation Contributions.

    Documents