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In our world, only abilities matter
“Rehabilitation is.… more than the rebuilding of shattered lives.
 It is a fierce belief in our individual responsibility for what happens to our fellow man.”
Henry H. Kessler, MD, PhD (1896 -1978)


After serving in World War II, Dr. Kessler founded Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation " treat the whole individual help him or her successfully regain physical, mental, social, vocational and economic usefulness to the fullest possible degree."

Today, Dr. Kessler's legacy is reflected in the institutions that bear his name. Kessler Foundation is a global leader in rehabilitation research and employment funding that change the lives of people with disabilities. Kessler Institute consistently ranks as one of the best rehabilitation hospitals in the nation.     

Our donors help us fulfill the legacy of Dr. Kessler and achieve a world where only abilities matter. Join us and give today.

At Kessler Foundation, advances in rehabilitation research are translated into revolutionary treatments for stroke, multiple sclerosis, brain and spinal cord injuries and other disabling conditions. As a result, people with disabilities receive more effective rehabilitation—rehabilitation that restores mobility and the ability to think, learn, and remember.

Our goals far exceed restoring function. With the support of our donors, our research and funding return people to their homes, their communities, and the workplace. Inclusion in the workplace is the primary focus of our funding. Thousands have benefited from our support of creative programs to expand employment for people with disabilities. 

To learn more about the impact of your support, please contact us at 973.324.8362 or


Kessler Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.