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.


Mason LIFE News

Mason LIFE



Spread the word to end the word. What word? The "R-word." Watch this beautiful video from Mason LIFE.

April 26, 2018


Mason students volunteer at Paralympic Games in South Korea.

April 26, 2018


Madison Essig represents Mason LIFE in Student Senate.

March 20, 2018

Madison Essig represents Mason LIFE in Student Senate.

Submit your presentation proposal to 2018 State of the Art Conference. Deadline is April 20.

March 2, 2018


The ReelAbilities Film Festival will be taking place March 10-18.

February 13, 2018

The JCCNV Cultural Arts Department is proud to present the 6th Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival: Northern Virginia in March 2018. Read more...

Programs modeled after MasonLIFE.

January 23, 2018

Heidi Graff, the program director of MasonLIFE, says as more programs are established, it’s important to maintain a quality standard. The ultimate goal, she says, isn’t merely recruiting students to be in college. It’s to push them toward academic progress and treat them the same way non-disabled students are treated – something that high schools are wrestling with as well. Read more...

Save the date! 2018 conference is back in Syracuse, Oct 10-11, 2018!

January 16, 2018

State of the art conference on postsecondary education and individuals with intellectual disabilities. Read more...