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.

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Notice:

Mason to move to virtual instruction for rest of semester, extend spring schedule by a week. Find out what you need to know to be prepared. Visit Mason's Coronavirus Information page and read Dean Ginsberg’s letter to CEHD students.

Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities



KIHD Fall Newsletter is out.

October 13, 2020


Program Award Winners

May 12, 2020

Each year, faculty in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) come together to select an outstanding student in their program to receive the honor of being named as their program award winner. Students selected for this award embody the very best of their program: they excel in their studies; they demonstrate leadership in classes and internships; and they have a genuine and tenacious passion for their discipline. Read more...

PRISE Webinars

November 14, 2019

We are excited to offer two upcoming research and policy webinar opportunities to our community. Please RSVP today to reserve your spot. There is no cost to you.

Tuesday, 11/19, 4pm: Research and Policy on Teacher Recruitment, Retention, and Shortages: Overview of National Efforts.

Rajiv Satsangi receives Must Read Article Award from Council for Learning Disabilities

September 9, 2019

CLD chooses exceptional research published in Intervention in School and Clinic and Learning Disability Quarterly to be recognized as Must-Read Articles. The editors of these two journals nominate articles written between July 1st and June 30th. Next, the Research Committee reviews the articles to determine winners. Read more...

The Journal of Inclusive Postsecondary Education (JIPE) volume 1 issue 2 is now released.

September 4, 2019

The Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities at George Mason University and the Lawrence B. Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education at Syracuse University have launched the Journal of Inclusive Postsecondary Education, JIPE. JIPE volume 1 issue 2 is now released. Read more...

KIHD Research Funded: Writing in Middle School Science and Social Studies

July 16, 2019

The purpose of this project is to explore relationships between teachers' use of evidence-based practices, teachers' experience with and attitudes about adapting instruction for students with disabilities, and students' writing outcomes. Read more...

Rutherford and Ann Turnbull Presentation to KIHd and CEHD

May 2, 2019



MasonLIFE introduces students with disabilities to university life.

April 12, 2019

Yes, those with autism can succeed in college.
Veronica Brown of Delaplane is grateful “to finally have the chance to be a grownup.”


Upcoming STEM event at GMU

March 19, 2019

Saturday, March 23, 2019 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. George Mason University, Exploratory Hall, main lobby A one day event to help parents, teachers, and industry create future STEM leaders and entrepreneurs by building confidence in students with dyslexia. Read more...