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


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


Disability Mentoring Day Leaves Imprints on Everyone

Kessler Foundation hosted three students from Horizon High School—Andre C., Samone I., and Timesha J.—for Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) on October 19, 2011. Since 1999, DMD has taken place on the third Wednesday of October as part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Goals of DMD


Kessler Foundation Remembers Rep. Donald Payne, Sr.

Payne understood that jobs are key


This week, we reflect on the many years of public service by Donald Payne (D-10 NJ), the first African American to represent New Jersey in the US House of Representatives. Of his many and varied contributions, one in particular resonates with the Foundation's