D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities) is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization, that pioneered the Legendary techniques of Drum Therapy. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his Administration, and New Jersey Department of Education Commissioner Lucille Davy helped celebrated Drum Virtuoso Pat Gesualdo launch D.A.D. as a pilot program in various New Jersey and New York City schools in 2004.
D.A.D. has been the lead story on NBC, CBS, and ABC Television News, and other major media outlets on a Global basis. Senators and Congressman throughout the United States have called upon D.A.D. to help write disability laws to protect disabled and children and their parents. The U.S. Department of State has also joined with D.A.D. to help bring peace to the Israelis and Palestinians in the West Bank region of Israel.
Psychologists, Neuroscientists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Behavioral Therapists, and Teachers in the U.S. Bosnia, Italy, New Zealand, Slovenia, London, Spain, Brazil, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, and other countries use the D.A.D. Program in Schools Hospitals, Mental Health Facilities, and Community Centers. D.A.D. helps children and adults with Autism, Dyslexia, Tourette's, Cerebral Palsy, ADHA, Aspberger's, Muscular Dystrophy, and other disabilities, to develop retention, coordination, fine motor skill, sensory integration, social skill interaction, self-esteem, and physical and cognitive functioning.
Various top celebrities, sports stars, community leaders and corporations have joined forces with D.A.D., including Senator Anthony Bucco, Pepsi Cola, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his Administration, TD Bank, the WWE Superstars, the NY Giants, NYU Medical Center, the Morris County Park Police, The New Jersey Department of Education, Hasbro Toys, Pro-Mark Drumsticks, Zildjian Cymbals, Sony Music Entertainment, and Modern Drummer Magazine among others.
D.A.D President/CEO Pat Gesualdo was invited to the White House to meet the President, in an effort to help expand the D.A.D. Program to wounded troops in Veterans Administration hospitals throughout the United States.
The WWE and the NY Giants have taken part in D.A.D. events. Various WWE and NY Giants Superstars, and several Politicians joined D.A.D. Founder Pat Gesualdo at the Meadowlands IZOD Arena, at a live televised WWE event, to announce the D.A.D. Program, and give a special award to New York City School Officials.
D.A.D. also pioneered the therapeutic product market with the revolutionary Drum Therapy Kit. The Drum Therapy Kit is specifically designed to help Parents, School Teachers, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, and Behavioral Therapists, to Implement the D.A.D Program in the School, Home, or Health Facility environment, in a fun, effective, and extremely affordable manner!! The Drum Therapy Kit includes an easy to follow manual, instructional DVD, a drum pad, and a pair of Pro-Mark Drumsticks. It is available at www.playabilitytoys.com, and www.dadprogram.org.
D.A.D. helps Senators and Congressmen throughout the United States to write disability laws that help protect children with special needs and their families. In addition, D.A.D. will help parents to develop, oversee, and advocate their child's 504 and IEP's (Individual Education Programs), in their child's special education school curriculum.
D.A.D./Pat Gesualdo major media features include WABC TV, MSNBC, Fox Television Network, CNN, ABC Television News, Parents Magazine, the New York Post, MTV, the Wall Street Journal, Milan TV, USA Today, VH-1, the Star Ledger, China Epioch, NBC Television News, Yahoo News, The Herald News, Talk Radio Magazine, Clear Channel Radio Networks, and CBS Television News, among other media outlets.
For more information, please contact D.A.D. Program World Headquarters at firstname.lastname@example.org
P.O. BOX 341
Towaco, NJ, 07082