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.

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The following members make up the 2014 Executive Planning Committee:

  • Dr. Michael M. Behrmann, Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities & Graduate School of Education, George Mason University
  • Dr. Heidi Graff, Mason LIFE Program, George Mason University
  • Dee Katovitch and Bud Buckout, The Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education at Syracuse University
  • Lynne Wallis-Miller & Josh Cobb, Community College Consortium on Autism and Intellectual Disabilities (CCCAID)
  • Dr. Dawn Carlson, US Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)
  • Cate Weir, Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI), University of Massachusetts
  • Liz Ross, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
  • Andy Imparato & Kim Musheno, Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
  • Sara Weir & Vanessa Quick, National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS)
  • Dr. George Jesien
  • Stephanie Smith Lee
  • Madeleine Will
  • Rachel Korpan Lee