Governor Christie Signs D.A.D. Bill To Help Protect Disability Population

CONTACT: 973-725-5150


TOWACO, NJ, (June 5, 2014) – Governor Chris Christie just signed legislation into law, which was written by Pat Gesualdo, President/CEO of the non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities). It provides disabled renters and homeowners with additional protection from bullying and discrimination.

Gesualdo’s new law mandates that various law enforcement agencies post information on their websites that explain the rights of the special needs population. The information must also make clear the numerous relief options available to those being bullied or discriminated against. In very rare bipartisan effort, Gesualdo’s legislation passed the Assembly 74-0, and the Senate 34-0.

“The bill was developed when disability advocate, and founder of the non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities) contacted me with his framework of the legislation,” says Senator Anthony Bucco (R-Morris). Gesualdo is single handedly introducing his new law to legislators in the remaining 49 states, to protect the special needs population throughout the United States.

“D.A.D. represents and advocates for a large number of special needs children, adults, and wounded veterans, on a National basis,” says Gesualdo. “They tell us horrific stories of discrimination, bullying, and even physical abuse by family members, neighbors, and landlords. “The new law is a huge victory for the disability population, and will help them greatly.”


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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