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.

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Interested in learning more about the Mason LIFE Program? Come to an information session for more details.

Outreach Information Session 2017 Slide Show

Due to high demand, we do not schedule individual/family visits to the Mason LIFE Program. In order to minimize program interruption we schedule group information sessions and those sessions are listed below:

    Info Sessions
  • The information session on Friday, August 31, 2018 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm is FULL.
  • Monday, October 15th, 2018 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, in Merten Hall, room 1202 is currently FULL. Please e-mail Mrs. Atkins, the Mason LIFE Program Office Manager, at satkins5@gmu.edu to be added to the waitlist.
  • Monday, October 22, 2018 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, in Merten Hall, room 1202 is currently FULL. Please e-mail Mrs. Atkins, the Mason LIFE Program Office Manager, at satkins5@gmu.edu to be added to the waitlist..
  • Wednesday, November 7, 2018 on the George Mason University - Fairfax campus from 7:30 – 9:00 pm in Merten Hall, room 1201. All are welcome to attend. Registration is not required.
  • Friday, November 16, 2018 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, in Student Union Building I (SUB1), room 3A is currently FULL. Please e-mail Mrs. Atkins, the Mason LIFE Program Office Manager, at satkins5@gmu.edu to be added to the waitlist.
  • Monday, November 19, 2018 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, in Merten Hall, room 1202 is currently FULL. Please e-mail Mrs. Atkins, the Mason LIFE Program Office Manager, at satkins5@gmu.edu to be added to the waitlist.

Educator Day
The Fall 2018 Educator Day is on Thursday, November 8, 2018 and is for educators, transition specialists and other school administrators who want to learn more about our program. The event begins at 9:30 am and will end at approximately 11:30-12:00 (end time depends on number of participants). Please email Stephanie Atkins, Mason LIFE program Office Manager at satkins5@gmu.edu or call (703) 993-3905 for more information. RSVP is required.