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.


In September 2019, George Mason University received three doctoral leadership grants from the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education.  One of these grants, Virginia is for Leaders: Development of Experts in Evidence-based Literacy Practices for Students with Disabilities (Virginia DEEL), is in collaboration with the University of Virginia.  The purpose of this interdisciplinary program is to develop experts in evidence-based literacy practices for students with high-incidence disabilities.  Four Virginia DEEL Scholars will be selected to apprentice with Project Leaders Dr. Peggy Weiss, Dr. Sheri Berkeley, and Dr. Linda Mason (from left to right, pictured below).