Kellar Institute for Human DisAbilities (KIHd) - College of Education and Human Development - 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.

The 2010 State of the Art Conference on Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities was held on October 28 and 29, 2010 at Mason's new hotel and conference center in Fairfax, VA.

The conference provided an opportunity for colleges and universities, researchers, program staff, parents and self-advocates to discuss the current state of policies, research, and practice in the field. Panels including staff from PSE initiatives, parents, students and other experts shared effective practices during breakout sessions with an opportunity for group discussion.

Sponsored By

George Mason University's Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities and the National Down Syndrome Society and co-sponsored by the Riggio family, the Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), U.S. Department of Education, the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), the University of Minnesota's Institute on Community Integration, ThinkCollege, Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), the Lawrence B. Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education at Syracuse University, the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) and PACER Center.