Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbility - George Mason University
About Us

The Kellar Institute for Human DisAbilities (KIHd) is an interdisciplinary campus-based organization focusing on improving the lives and productivity of children and adults with disabilities. KIHd combines the resources of the university with local, state, regional, national, public, and private sector agencies and organizations to develop products, services, and programs for persons with disabilities.

The Mason LIFE program offers the following courses. Available courses change from semester to semester.

Spring 2017

  • LIFE A017: Basic Reading: Biographies
  • LIFE A023: Math: Puzzles and Problem Solving
  • LIFE A035: Writing: Journals and Letters
  • LIFE A048: Practical Banking: Budgeting
  • LIFE A056: Developing Self-Regulation
  • LIFE A059: Mason LIFE Capstone Seminar
  • LIFE A100: Horticulture
  • LIFE A102: Fundamentals of Biology
  • LIFE A167: Drama
  • LIFE A183: Public Speaking Basics
  • LIFE A184: Introduction to American Sign Language
  • LIFE A186: Communication and Conversation
  • LIFE A191: Mason LIFE Yearbook II
  • LIFE A192: Painting and Painters
  • LIFE E123: Employment: Internship
  • LIFE R040: Residential Housing Practicum
  • LIFE R041: Residential Housing Practicum I
  • LIFE R042: Beginning Community Access
  • LIFE R068: Fitness: Cardio and Weight-Training
  • LIFE R145: Independent Living: Meal Planning and Preparation
  • LIFE R148: Mindfulness
  • LIFE X083: Special Topics Support

Fall 2017

  • LIFE A013: Writing: Mysteries
  • LIFE A014: Reading: Mysteries
  • LIFE A024: Math: Geometry
  • LIFE A045: Mason Exploration
  • LIFE A046: Basics of Banking
  • LIFE A048: Practical Banking and Budgeting
  • LIFE A050: Human Sexuality and Personal Relationships Fundamentals
  • LIFE A056: Developing Self-Regulation
  • LIFE A070: Current Events
  • LIFE A102: Fundamentals of Biology
  • LIFE A167: Drama
  • LIFE A183: Public Speaking Basics
  • LIFE A184: Introduction to American Sign Language
  • LIFE A186: Communication and Conversation
  • LIFE A190: Yearbook
  • LIFE A192: Painting and Painters
  • LIFE E114: Employment Skills
  • LIFE E123: Employment: Internship
  • LIFE R040: Residential Housing Practicum
  • LIFE R042: Beginning Community Access
  • LIFE R064: Water Aerobics
  • LIFE R145: Independent Living: Meal Planning and Preparation
  • LIFE R148: Mindfulness
  • LIFE X083: Special Topics Support