Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbility - George Mason University
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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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After the 2011 Conference, we announced a publication of a monograph based on the proceedings. These papers are based on presentations from the 2011 State of the Art Conference, and have been blind reviewed by our Executive Planning Committee.

Reflections from the Peer Mentor Experience: Evidence for Social and Moral Growth

Cynthia May and Lauren Pittard
College of Charleston

Higher education…preparing for what? Career, relationships and community life

Carole R. Gothelf, Director of Individualized Supports, AHRC New York City
Katerina Chatzistyli, Associate Director of Adult Day Services, AHRC New York City Matthew Weiler
Director of Melissa Riggio Higher Education Programs, AHRC New York City

As a conference attendee, you are encouraged to submit to the monograph, to be published in 2013. The focus of each manuscript should be on Postsecondary Education and Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. We are interested in Practitioner and Research Pieces of approximately 15-20 pages double-spaced (although smaller pieces are welcome and will be reviewed). The criteria follow (each is worth 5 points, for 50 total points):

  1. Importance of the work
  2. Adequacy of the reason for the study or article
  3. Scope and depth of the literature review
  4. If a research piece, soundness of the methods. If a practitioner piece, ability to inform and replicate
  5. APA format
  6. Appropriate citations and references
  7. Grammatically correct writing
  8. Clear writing style
  9. Postsecondary implications
  10. Overall impressions and recommendations

Articles that score, across reviewers, an average of 40-50 points will be published in the Monograph, with final edits completed by editor. Articles that score, across reviewers, an average of 30-40 points will be send back for revision and resubmission. Articles that score, across reviewers, an average of 30 points or below will be rejected.