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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The first Mason LIFE student to hold a Student Senate seat.

January 8, 2018

Sophomore Madison Essig is the first Mason LIFE student to hold a Student Senate seat. Read more...

Inaugural Kellar Speaker Series

December 1, 2017

Please save the date for the Inaugural Kellar Speaker Series - Tuesday, March 20th 2018. Read more...

New KIHD Director Endowed Professor Linda Mason

October 17, 2017

Hellen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities is pleased to announce the new Director Endowed Professor Linda Mason

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Dr. Robin Moyher

October 16, 2017

Robin Moyher joined the Graduate School of


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...

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...