West Orange, NJ. December 3, 2014. In 1992, the United Nations designated December 3 as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, to promote understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities everywhere. On this day,
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
Limitations. We all have them. But the people who focus on what they can do, instead of what they can’t do, find success in life. When we find ways to overcome our limitations, we find fulfillment.
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