FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PLAYABILITY TOYS AND D.A.D. TO RELEASE THE DRUM THERAPY KIT
TOWACO, NJ (AUGUST 9, 2011) – PlayAbility Toys, the major manufacturer of toys for children and adults with special-needs, and the non-profit organization D.A.D. Program (Drums and Disabilities) today announced an agreement to exclusively manufacture and distribute the D.A.D. Drum Therapy® Kit. It retails for $21.95 includes a manual, a drumpad, a pair of drumsticks, and a drum instruction DVD. The groundbreaking kit is based off of the D.A.D.’S highly acclaimed, award winning “Healing Art of Drum Therapy” programs, and enables parents, doctors, and teachers to implement drumming for special needs children and adults. The kit is
available at Playabilitytoys.com, Walgreens.com, Amazon.com, Drugstore.com, and www.dadprogram.org.
“PlayAbility Toys is proud to be working with Drums and Disabilities (D.A.D.), and its founder Pat Gesualdo, and to bring the Drum Therapy Kit to special needs communities,” Says Martin P. Fox, PlayAbility Toys CEO/Ph.D. “The D.A.D. organization has been helping kids fight disabilities through drumming with their award winning programs for a number of years. The Drum Therapy program combines discipline with fun and is a perfect addition to the PlayAbility Music SENSEation series.”
“D.A.D. and PlayAbility Toys developed the D.A.D. Drum Therapy Kit® to assist the increasing consumer demand for D.A.D.’s award winning, pioneering “Healing Art of Drum Therapy” programs,” says D.A.D. President/CEO Pat Gesualdo. “The new kit will enable parents, doctors, and teachers to use extended drumming interaction, in addition to D.A.D. Certified Drum Therapists.”
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.