Kellar Institute for Human DisAbilities (KIHd) - College of Education and Human Development - 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.

What are the major activities of the Kellar Institute?

As a tribute to the generosity of Arthur and Elizabeth Kellar, and their daughters, Mary and Judy, and grandchildren, Nathan, Casey and Amy we continue to use their donations to help us develop and conduct comprehensive research, implement innovative teacher training programs, and develop state of the art technologies that improve the lives and productivity of individuals with disabilities.

KIHd engages in projects involving:

  • Technical Assistance and Outreach
  • Research and Development
  • Model Program Development
  • Training at the Graduate and Undergraduate Levels
  • Policy Analysis: Local, State, Regional, and National Needs

Who is served by the Kellar Institute

The clients of the KIHd include: persons with disabilities and their families; service providers; service organizations; employers of persons with disabilities and commercial public access organizations; GMU faculty and staff; and graduate and undergraduate students at GMU.