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.


Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities



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...

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...

2017 State Of the Art Leadership Awards

November 29, 2017

George Jesien National Leadership Award, Laura Lee Self-Advocate Leadership Award and Leadership in Higher Education Award presented at SOA 2017. Read more...

Mason junior won't let disability cloud her vision

November 29, 2017

Veronica Lewis dressed as a bat for Halloween this year, which was more about her sense of humor than any fashion statement. Read more...