Bergen County Schools Add D.A.D.

CONTACT: 973-725-5150


LODI, N.J. (May 14, 2008) – The Bergen County school system has added the non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities) to their curriculum, In an effort to help their special needs students with the D.A.D.’s award winning “Healing Art of Drum Therapy” Program.

“The students really enjoy the drumming,” says Holly Ehle, Principal of the Bergen County South Jointure Commission. “The focus and sustained attention displayed by the students when using D.A.D.’s “Healing Art of Drum Therapy” is remarkable! This multi-sensory program works on auditory, visual and kinesthetic learning for students to improve their concentration and ability to follow directions.”

“It is a great honor to have the wonderful teachers in the Bergen County school system take part in the D.A.D. Program,” says D.A.D. Program President/CEO Pat Gesualdo. “They have developed an extremely impressive curriculum, and we are all working together to help their students have a bright and successful future.”


Celebrated drum virtuoso Pat Gesualdo beat a severe battle with a disability as a child, and went on to pioneer the Healing Art of Drum Therapy. Gesualdo is also the Founder/CEO of the non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities.) Psychologists, neuroscientists, law enforcement agencies, special needs therapists, child protective service agencies, and teachers in over 15 countries use the D.A.D. Program to help the special needs population develop physical and cognitive functioning. D.A.D. is the top 5% most viewed profile on LinkedIn.

D.A.D. Founder/CEO Pat Gesualdo was invited to the White House to meet the President, in an effort to have D.A.D. help wounded soldiers. The U.S. Department of State brought D.A.D. to Israel, to help disabled Israeli and Palestinian children in the West Bank region. Numerous celebrities, sports stars, major corporations, and community leaders join with D.A.D. to help children fight disabilities on a Global basis.

For more information, please contact D.A.D., World Headquarters at 973-725-5150, or
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