President's Day - Remembering the Signing of the ADA

February 12, 2015. On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law "the world's first comprehensive declaration of the equality of people with disabilities, and evidence of America's leadership internationally in the cause of human rights." Because of the landmark Americans with


May is Stroke Awareness Month

 

 

Update on Prism Therapy for Stroke Rehabilitation

Stroke researchers continue their successful NIDRR-funded research project, examining the impact of prism adaptation therapy for the hidden disability of spatial neglect in more than 300 stroke survivors.  “We found that spatial neglect is under


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


Major NIH Roadmap

The Outcomes and Assessment Lab received an NIH Roadmap award (U-01) related to the national PROMIS project. Kessler Foundation�s subcontract on this project is estimated at $1,040,000 over 4 years. 

PROMIS is the acronym for Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Health Information System. Boston


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


Visit Kessler Foundation on Facebook and Tell Us Your Abilities

Kessler Foundation supports research, employment opportunities, and community programs.

Kessler Foundation Supports Abilities through Rehabilitation Research

As the largest public charity for people with disabilities, Kessler Foundation discovers ways to maximize their abilities through researching