Kellar Institute for Human DisAbilities (KIHd) - College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

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 dual purpose. The first part of the program’s mission is to educate students with IDD through programming in academics, employment, residential living, and community involvement, as these areas foster the inclusion of Mason LIFE students in all aspects of the university. The second part of the program’s mission is to provide opportunities for other Mason students to work directly with individuals with IDD. As a top tier research university, we embed research into many aspects of the program. This experience of learning, working, and living together mutually benefits all students and is the basis of the Mason LIFE program.

News and Announcements


‘Beyond Impressed’

May 22, 2020

CEHD Mason LIFE program adjusts, moves nearly 100 classes online for spring semester during pandemic. Read more...

‘Dream Come True’

February 7, 2020

Mason LIFE grad Chris Carter (’16) to participate in NBA All-Star Weekend with Special Olympics. Read more...