Welcome to Mason LIFE
The Mason LIFE Program is an innovative post-secondary program for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who desire a university experience in a supportive academic environment. The mission of the Mason LIFE Program is a dual purpose. The first is to provide a supportive academic environment for our students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The second is to supply an apprenticeship for George Mason University students. The Mason LIFE Program presents our George Mason students opportunities such as: instructor, resident advisor, internship, practicum, licensure, independent study, field work, mentor, Best Buddy, and volunteer to gain important experiences and knowledge to work successfully with students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
News and Announcements
Mason LIFE Program Intern featured on the blog of the Smithsonian's Office of Fellowships and Internships
Mason LIFE student, Ryan Gutkowski and his job coach, Imani Asha Walcott enjoy an internship program at the Smithsonian. See the Smithsonian Institution Fellowships and Internships blog for more information.
The Mason LIFE Program End of Year Recognition Awards, May 4, 2012 highlights.
The following link features Mason LIFE Program students and the George Mason Best Buddies organization
The first thing one learns about Best Buddies International is that it's not just another nonprofit, nor is it just another student organization. For buddies Pete Scamparia, a sophomore, and Eesha Minocha, a freshman, and for many others, it represents hopeRead more...
The following video link features two Mason LIFE program students in our Congressional Internship program
The following video link features two Mason LIFE program students in our Congressional Internship program Click here to watch the video
Postsecondary options expanding
When Andrew Van Cleave thought about what he wanted to do after high school, this son of two university graduates came up with the same answer many his age come up with: go to college.
Until the past decade, though,Read more...