D.A.D. To Represent United States At International Disability Festival

CONTACT: 973-725-5150


MT. ARLINGTON, NJ (April 17, 2009) – The celebrated non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities) has been asked to represent the United States at the “International Festival For Different Capabilities,” in Carpi, Italy, May 19-26, 2009.

The major event combines the latest disability studies, and research from Doctors on a Global basis. It also features the talent of special needs artists and performers from around the world. Award winning drum virtuoso/clinician and D.A.D. President/CEO Pat Gesualdo conduct his pioneering Healing Art of Drum Therapy program, in various locations throughout Italy, in an effort to help special needs children throughout the country develop physical and cognitive functioning.

“We are happy to have Pat Gesualdo here in Italy, to help expand D.A.D., and to help the disabled population,”says Chiara Bellardi, Festival For Different Capabilities Communications Manager.

“It is a great honor to bring the D.A.D. Program to Italy for the International Festival For Different Capabilities,” says D.A.D. Founder/CEO Pat Gesualdo. “This major event helps spotlight the triumphs of special needs people, and gives the General public an opportunity to see just how talented they can be.”


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 info@dadprogram.org.
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