It's March! Awareness Month for MS and TBI

March 3, 2017. Two disabling neurological conditions share March Awareness Month – multiple sclerosis (MS) and traumatic brain injury (TBI).  These conditions share other things as well, including causing an array of cognitive, emotional and physical disabilities, and presenting barriers to finding


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


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


We Remember

West Orange, NJ. May 27, 2012. To honor those who have died in service to our nation, Kessler Foundation strives to better the lives of veterans with disabilities. Our research scientists are finding new ways to rehabilitate people with injuries to the brain and spinal cord. Through our grants


John O'Neill, PhD

Center for Employment and Disability Research
Center for Grantmaking
Co-Project Investigator, John O'Neill, PhD is the Director of Employment and Disability Research at the Kessler Foundation and has over 28 years of experience in vocational rehabilitation as a rehabilitation counselor educator, disability employment researcher, and advisor to State vocational...