JCC Adds D.A.D. To Special Needs Curriculum

CONTACT: 973-725-5150


Scotch Plains, NJ- (June I, 2007) – The JCC of Central New Jersey is proud to announce the addition of the non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities), to its youth services department. The effort will help special needs children in the surrounding Union County communities.

“The JCC of Central New Jersey, as with all the JCC’s, are extremely dedicated to educating the special needs population,” said Jodi Baxter, Director of the Youth and Family Services Department at the JCC of Central New Jersey. “By having the D.A.D. Program as part of our curriculum, we can greatly expand our special needs initiative.”

“D.A.D. is extremely committed to the JCC’s effort in helping the disabled youths in their communities,” said D.A.D. President/CEO Pat Gesualdo. “Jodi and her team have a very impressive special needs curriculum, and it is a great honor to assist them anyway we can.”


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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