D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities) is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization that pioneered the groundbreaking 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.
Psychologists, Neuroscientists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Behavioral Therapists, and Special Education Teachers in over 15 Countries use D.A.D. to help children and adults with Autism, Dyslexia, Multiple Sclerosis, ADD/ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Dyspraxia, ODD, Asperger’s OCD, Tourette’s, Behavioral Issues, and other physical and developmental disabilities to develop Retention, Social Skill Interaction, Behavioral Modification, Coordination, Self Esteem, Sensory Integration, Fine Motor Skills, and Physical and Cognitive Functioning.
D.A.D. has been the lead story on NBC, CBS, and ABC Television News, and other major media outlets. Senators and Congressman throughout the United States have called upon D.A.D. to help write disability laws to protect disabled children and their families. The U.S. Department of State partnered with D.A.D. to help disabled Israeli and Palestinian children in the West Bank region of Israel. Numerous State and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, and State Child Protective Agencies also partner with D.A.D. to help serve special needs children and their families.
D.A.D. promotional properties includes the D.A.D. Tour Bus, which is featured at high profile media events throughout the United States.
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 Veteran hospitals throughout the United States.
Various Celebrities, Sports Stars, Politicians, and Major Corporations such as Senator Bucco, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his Administration, TD Bank, Xerox, the Morris County Park Police, YMCA, the NY Giants, the WWE Superstars, Pepsi-Cola, Pro-Mark Drumsticks, Hasbro Toys, JCC’S, The New Jersey Education Association, Live Nation, Modern Drummer Magazine, and Sony Music among others, join with D.A.D. in an effort to help children fight disabilities on a Global basis.
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. Sony Music also sponsored D.A.D. on the Warped Tour, for all 40 dates.
D.A.D. has been featured in major media outlets, including WABC TV, MSNBC, ABC Television News, CNN, USA Today, NBC Television News, the LA Times, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, Fox Morning Show, New Jersey Education Association Magazine, Parents Magazine, MTV, Milan TV, the Star Ledger, VH-1, Modern Drummer Magazine, China Epioch, Yahoo News, The Herald News, Percussive Notes, Talk Radio Magazine, Drum Tracks Magazine, Williamsport Sun Gazette, Clear Channel Radio Networks, CBS Television News, DrumHead Magazine, the WOR Radio Network, Kentucky Lexington Leader, Google News, among other major media.
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