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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND D.A.D. JOIN TO HELP JEWISH AND PALESTINIAN SETTLERS
TOWACO, NJ, (February 28, 2012) – The U.S. Department of State, and D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities), are joining forces to help special needs Israeli and Palestinians children in the West Bank region of Israel. D.A.D. workshops will be held February, 2012, in an effort help bring Israelis and Palestinians together for social, therapeutic, and peaceful interaction.
“The D.A.D. Program sounds fascinating, and it is something that we are very much interested in for helping disabled people, or people with special needs,” says U.S. State Department Official Polina Levy Eskenazi.
“D.A.D., the U.S. Department of State, and various facilities in Israel have been working very hard to help as many Israeli and Palestinian people in the West Bank region as possible,” says D.A.D. President/CEO Pat Gesualdo. “It is a great honor to help the people of this war torn region 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.