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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This was a one day conference that focused on postsecondary education for students with intellectual disabilities. The purpose of the conference was to discuss the current state of research and practice in the field. Outcomes of this conference will be a better understanding of existing postsecondary education programs for students with intellectual disabilities and recommendations for future research. The findings will help shape federal efforts to improve access to postsecondary education as envisioned by Congress and made law as the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.

Sponsored By

The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) in coordination with the Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE), both in the U.S. Department of Education, and Helen A. Kellar Institute, GMU.

Held on November 6, 2009

It took place in the Johnson Center on the George Mason University Fairfax Campus, VA