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.

Plenary Sessions:

Building Effective VR Partnerships in Inclusive Higher Education
Barry Whaley, University of Kentucky - Human Development Institute
Dana Baccanti, Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Ed James, Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
Jordan Knab, University of South Florida
D’Arcy Robb, Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency

Lessons Learned & the Road Ahead: Think College National Coordinating Center 2015-2020
Debra Hart, Institute for Community Inclusion
Dr. Meg Grigal, Think College

Breakout Sessions:

Day One, Session One

Navigating Education: Utilizing Peer Supports in Post-Secondary Education Programs
Matt Johnson, Ed.D.
Jessica Lamb, M.Ed.
Ajay Bhatara
Carrigan Cleveringa

Sexual harassment training in the employment setting for women with Intellectual Disabilities
Robin Moyher, M. Ed, BCBA, LBA
Heidi Graff, Ph. D.
Christine Barthold, Ph. D.

How Did You Do That?: Lessons from Key Parent Leaders PDF1 PDF2
Sean Roy
Angela Jarvis Holland

Day One, Session Two

Inclusive Practices for Classroom and Co-Curricular Experiences
Anna Ward
Rebekah Cummings, PhD
Kelsey Trevethan

Pedaling toward a bright future - Positive impacts of learning to ride bicycles
Rob LeSueur
Lisa Ruby
Fran Johnson

Developing Health Care Assistant & Para-Professional Educator Certificates
Dr. Dedra Hafner

A Self-Determination Evaluation Study of the Massachusetts Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Programs
Lyndsey Nunes M.S.  Ed, BCBA

Fostering Self-Determination Through a Shift in Family Roles
Fran Sandridge
Kimberly Miller
Bradford West

Day One, Session Three

Peer Mentor Experience at the University of Vermont
Bryan Dague, Ed.D.
Cassandra George, M.S.

Ambassadores of Friendship: Fostering Social Relationships in College through Peer Mentor Programs
John Cayton, MAEd.
Jamal Underwood

Project SEARCH at Syracuse University: A New Option for InclusiveU
Brianna Shults

The What, Why, and How of Becoming a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)
Cate Weir
Clare Papay

Day One, Session Four

Proactive strategies that lead to employment in inclusive higher education.
Meg Grigal, Ph.D.
Amy D’Agati

Integrating Evaluation: IPSE Program Development and Sustainability
Donna Carlson Yerby
Deborah Zuver

Finally ABLE to Save: A New Savings Tool for Individuals with Disabilities
Heather Sachs
Mary G. Morris
Adrian Forsythe

Day Two, Session One

Engaging and Supporting Your Community of Alumni
Cara Gorham Streit
Victor Devaul

Continually Refining: Screening and Admissions Process for Aggies Elevated at USU
Sarah Bodily
Sue Reeves

A comparison of the college experience for students with and without disabilities
Anthony Plotner
Cindi May

Accreditation: The Report to Congress and Next Steps PDF1 PDF2
Stephanie Smith Lee
Cate Weir
Meg Grigal, Ph.D.
Debra Hart

Day Two, Session Two

Emotional Well-Being as a Measure of Post Secondary Success
Kerry McKenna
Nicole DeFlorio

Strategic Intersections: A integrative approach to research and program evaluation
Lalenja Harrington
Lisa Pluff
Bradford West

Ensuring Higher Education is Affordable for All
Tammy Day
Susanna Miller-Raines

Day Two, Session Three

Untangling Braided Funding - A Pennsylvania Perspective
Sherri Landis
Shirley Keith-Knox
Maria Mardula
Dana Baccanti
Denise Adams-Moore

Occupational therapy: A member of the team for postsecondary students with intellectual disabilities
Lucretia Berg, EdD, OTR/L