Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbility - George Mason University
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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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Twelve Mason LIFE Students Earn Certificate of Completion

June 19, 2017

Mason Learning into Future Environments, more commonly known as Mason LIFE, held a graduation ceremony for 12 of its students at the beginning of May. Read more...
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Mason LIFE Program Makes a Lasting Impact for Adults with Disabilities

December 13, 2016

Down syndrome didn’t stop Sean Cross from pursuing his dreams of becoming a meteorologist. Cross, who completed George Mason University’s Mason LIFE program in May 2015, was recently featured in a social media campaign titled “Project: Just Like You.” Read more...

Obama Left a Critical Group Out of His Free Education Plan

January 22, 2015

By Sarah Kollmorgen
On his State of the Union "spoilers" tour, President Barack Obama announced a plan to make two years of community college free ... Read more...

Mason LIFE Students Gain Career Skills through Meaningful Internships

December 15, 2014

By Sudha Kamath
Sean Cross often dreamed about forecasting the weather on a television newscast, and a special program at George Mason University has made that dream a reality... Read more...

Mason LIFE Introduces New Coffee Blend to Fund Scholarships

December 5, 2014

Sean Reidt, student, Mason LIFE
What is the Mason LIFE Program? The Mason LIFE (Learning into Future Environments) Program is a four year post-secondary transition program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities... Read more...
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Spread the Word to End the Word

February 26, 2014

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

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University Mentors and Mason LIFE Students Share Classes and Friendship

November 11, 2013

The Mason LIFE program offers a four-year residential program for more than 50 students with intellectual disabilities who attend classes and experience life on campus. Read More...