About Kessler Foundation
Kessler Foundation envisions a world where people with disabilities can achieve the greatest possible independence, pursue integrated, competitive employment, and live with dignity within our communities.
With the support of our generous donors, we drive positive change for adults and children with disabilities through groundbreaking rehabilitation research to improve daily functioning, disability employment research, and innovative employment grantmaking to create genuine economic opportunities for people with disabilities.
Learn how your support champions life-changing rehabilitation research and employment, helping people with disabilities maximize recovery, independence, and inclusion.
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Most Likely to Survive
Date and Time: Friday, January 27, 2023 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Matt Faulkner is co-author of the book, Most Likely to Survive, and subject of the documentary film, Recovery. Both detail the events surrounding his near death and unexpected recovery from severe traumatic brain injury, which happened shortly before his high school graduation. Faulkner was revived from the brink of death and spent nearly two months in a coma before he beat the odds. He walked out of the hospital after 103 days and across the stage at his high school graduation two weeks later. He went on to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in economics less than four years after.
People with disabilities reached new employment levels in 2022, outperforming their peers without disabilities
National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE) 2022 Year-End Special Edition – issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire.
2022 Kessler Foundation Survey: Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic on Supervisor Perspectives
Read thought-provoking findings from a new national survey that details the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the workplace experiences of people with disabilities. The survey compares the employment practices of today with those elicited by a similar Kessler Foundation Survey conducted in 2017.
Kessler Foundation Named One of Best Places to Work in New Jersey by NJBIZ in 2022
EAST HANOVER, NJ – August 9, 2022 -Kessler Foundation, a major nonprofit organization in the field of disability rehabilitation, was named one of NJBIZ’ 2022 Best Places to Work in New Jersey. The Foundation was recognized under the medium-sized organization category, 15 – 249 employees.
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Abilities Are What Matter
New merch has hit our online store! At Kessler Foundation, we believe abilities—not disabilities—are what matter. Shop today and help maximize recovery, independence, and inclusion for people with disabilities.
Volunteers are the Heart of Research