Verona Schools Add D.A.D.

CONTACT: 973-725-5150


Landing N. J. (October 9, 2007) – Verona Township is fighting the National Autism crisis on a local level, by including the celebrated non-profit disability program D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities) into their upcoming 2007 school curriculum. D.A.D. helps children with Autism, Dyslexia, ADHD, Tourette’s, Asperger’s, ODD, OCD, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, and other disabilities, to help develop retention, fine motor skills, sensory integration, social skill interaction, and physical and cognitive functioning.

“Pat Gesualdo has made a huge Global impact on both the special education system, and children who suffer from disabilities,” says Verona area child advocate Kathy Smith.

“The rate for Autism and numerous disabilities has increased exponentially, and these statistics have cause communities to signal a major disability crisis on a Global Scale,” says D.A.D. Founder/CEO Pat Gesualdo. “New Jersey has the highest Autism population, and we are joining forces with Verona Township to help their special needs community fight the effects of Autism, with our pioneering, award winning Drum Therapy techniques of the D.A.D. Program.”


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
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