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Cancer-Related Fatigue Screening

September 19, 2019

In this episode of Kessler Foundation's podcast, Linda K. Schmidt, nurse clinician, John Theurer Cancer Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, discusses cancer related fatigue screening. Cancer-related fatigue is the most common side effect of cancer treatment. Being able to accurately screen will improve access to multi-disciplinary interventions.

This is part 2 of a five part series. Listen to the series as it's posted.

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Signature Employment Grant 2013: College to Careers

September 17, 2019

Kessler Foundation signature employment grants support people with disabilities in the workforce and their communities. These grants assist veterans, youths, and college students living with disabilities by funding programs for training, career coaching, transitioning into the workforce, and furthering their education. To highlight National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we’re sharing stories about our signature employment grants from throughout the years, and how they impact the lives of people with disabilities.

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Dr. John O’Neill on Employing People with Disabilities

September 17, 2019

In this episode of Kessler Foundation's podcast, we are talking with Dr. John O'Neill. He is the director of employment and disability research at Kessler Foundation and has over 28 years of experience in vocational rehabilitation as a rehabilitation counselor educator, disability employment researcher, and adviser to state vocational rehabilitation agencies.

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Diversity is Good for Business (VIDEO)

September 14, 2019

Elaine E. Katz, MS, CCC-SLP, senior vice president, Center for Grant-making and Communications at Kessler Foundation was part of a NJBIZ panel discussion on diversity in the workplace that also included Lloyd Freeman of Archer & Greiner, Armond Kinsey of Atlantic Health System, and Avonia Richardson-Miller of Hackensack Meridian Health, on July 30, 2019.

Below is a compilation of Katz's comments on the oft-forgotten side of diversity and inclusion, beyond race and gender -- disability.

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Signature Employment Grant 2015: Realizing Education and Advancement for Disabled Youth at Access Living

September 13, 2019

Kessler Foundation signature employment grants support people with disabilities in the workforce and their communities. These grants assist veterans, youths, and college students living with disabilities by funding programs for training, career coaching, transitioning into the workforce, and furthering their education. To highlight National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we’re sharing stories about our signature employment grants from throughout the years, and how they impact the lives of people with disabilities.

Learn about other signature employment grantees:


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Cancer Related Fatigue

September 12, 2019

In this episode of Kessler Foundation's podcast, Dr. Ashish Khanna, MD, attending physician, Cancer Rehabilitation, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, presents on "Cancer Related Fatigue," a common symptom that cancer patients complain about.

This is part one of a five part series. Listen to the series as it's posted.

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Uh-Oh the Sky is Falling: Emergency Preparedness for People with Spinal Cord Injury

September 5, 2019

In this episode of Kessler Foundation's podcast, Robin Bischoff, nurse manager of the spinal cord injury unit at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation presented “Uh-Oh, The Sky is Falling: Emergency Preparedness for People with Spinal Cord Injury.” The likelihood that you and your family will recover from an emergency tomorrow depends on the planning and preparation done today.

 

Be sure to download the presentation slides which includes emergency preparedness worksheets, lists, tips, and items to build an emergency


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Tristate Advocacy Project: Helping Patients Gain Access to the Care and Coverage They Deserve

August 27, 2019

By Sarah Thomson, Research Assistant, Center for Neuropsychology and Neuroscience,
Kessler Foundation

After a traumatic injury, caregivers and patients are left with a common, yet challenging question: now what? Adjusting to life after a traumatic injury comes with its own set of complications, but the financial burden of rehabilitation and inpatient care makes this adjustment even more difficult. Patients often don’t know what questions to ask or how to find resources that will allow them to live on their own and maintain their quality of life. With the help of organizations like the Tristate Advocacy Project, patients can gain access to the support and guidance they need


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Personal Perspective: Richard Anderson – Called to Be an Advocate

August 27, 2019

In August 2004, I sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) while on a family vacation at the Jersey Shore. To this day, my short-term memory has limits. I struggle with finding the right words to express my thoughts and emotions. And, I no longer have the ability to taste and smell. I am sharing this because looking at me, you might not know I have a brain injury. These challenges are what we call "invisible losses."

Despite these challenges, I try and help other individuals with brain injury by increasing awareness of TBI and advocating on behalf of the TBI community. I am a volunteer board trustee of the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey (BIANJ) and a member of the Kessler Foundation TBI Consumer Advisory Board. My wife Rose (


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GI GO Fund and JobPath - Disability Employment

August 22, 2019

Recently, we had the opportunity to visit one of our grantees, the GI Go Fund in Newark, New Jersey. The mission of the GI Go Fund is to support veterans and their families by connecting them with services they need to lead fulfilling lives in the civilian sector. In 2018, the GI Go Fund held a ribbon cutting for the opening of the Jackson Drysdale Veterans Center, a veteran incubator where veterans receive support for starting and growing their own businesses.

 

The center itself was launched through a community partnership of Kessler Foundation,