Congress Calls on D.A.D To Help Write Law To Protect Special Needs Children

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TOWACO, NJ, (JANUARY 24, 2012) – In what has been a leading international news story on AOL, Yahoo, Google, ABC, CBS, NBC television News, and other major media outlets on a Global basis, D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities) has been asked by Senators and Congressman throughout the United States, to assist in writing a law to help protect the rights of disabled children and their parents from neighborhood Home Owners Associations. National Legislators and D.A.D. are on a “Law Making Campaign” on a National basis. State and Federal lawmakers through the Country consider the project as Groundbreaking legal protection for disabled children throughout the United States.

Kentucky State Legislators Richard Henderson (D-Jeffersonville) and Keith Hall (D-Phelps) started the initiative. They asked D.A.D. President/CEO Pat Gesualdo to assist in writing new Legislation for House Bill 160. State Representative Henderson and Hall, and Gesualdo, held a news conference in the Kentucky State Capitol to announce the Law Making Campaign. In addition, the group announced that D.A.D. has filed a Civil Rights violation with the United States Department of Justice, on behalf of a local child with Cerebral Palsy. The boy’s home owners association was demanding his parents remove therapy equipment from his yard.

“Mr. Gesualdo and his D.A.D. Organization will direct the National campaign for this Legislation,” said Kentucky State Legislator Richard Henderson (D-Jeffersonville). “I wrote several key provisions in this law” said D.A.D. President/CEO Pat Gesualdo. “As a result, the D.A.D. Program is the perfect outlet to help enact this vital Legislation on a National basis. This issue started because a special needs little boy and his family were being threatened, harassed, and discriminated against by their neighborhood Home Owners Association. This is a major violation of this little boy’s civil rights. I will pursue this vigorously, in an effort to protect this little boy’s civil rights, and for the protection of all disabled children throughout the United States.”


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.

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