Celebrating Independence Day

At Kessler Foundation, we celebrate Independence Day through our work that promotes independence for Americans with disabilities at home, in their communities and in the workplace. Thank you artist Ronaldo Byrd for capturing the spirit of the Fourth in this joyous painting.

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Elaine Katz elected to National APSE Board

Congratulations to Elaine Katz, CCC-SLP, Senior Vice President of Grants and Communications, on her election to the National Board of APSE (Association of People Supporting EmploymentFirst). Elaine will serve as regional delegate from the Northeast/New England region. APSE is a national non-profit


Collaborating and Coordinating with Employers: An Issue Brief

Although employers of all types have benefited from hiring people with disabilities, unemployment rates remain high. Closer collaboration between employers and disability employment initiatives is key

This comprehensive brief illustrates key research findings, outlines existing strategies and


On the 20th Anniversary of the ADA

Kessler Foundation reflects on passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act and its impact on quality of life for people with disabilities,

20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law "the world's first comprehensive


Disability Mentoring Day at Kessler Foundation

Students Andre, Sha-Dair, and Lavar from Horizon High School visited Kessler Foundation to test various jobs for National Disability Mentoring Day (DMD), on October 20.

President and Chief Executive Officer of Kessler Foundation, Rodger DeRose, said, "Kessler Foundation is proud to be a part of


Actor and Veteran Say, “Only Abilities Matter”

Actor Daryl “Chill” Mitchell and Lt. Ian Brown, Retired Air Force Officer, were at Kessler Foundation filming a public service announcement (PSA) campaign. The campaign will feature TV and radio spots that only focus on abilities.  

Paralyzed in a motorcycle accident in 2001, “Chill” worked hard in