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LANDING N.J. (September 20, 2006) – Numerous celebrities, sports stars, politicians, and major corporations have joined forces with the non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities,) in an effort to bring the D.A.D. Program’s “Healing Art of Drum Therapy” curriculum to special needs children and adults in schools, health facilities, and community centers throughout the world. Some include Senator Anthony Bucco, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his Administration, the WWE Superstars, Pepsi-Cola, Chevrolet, the NJ Devils, Hasbro Toys, The NY Yankees, the NY Giants, the Morris County Park Police, the New Jersey Education Association, Guitar Center Music Stores, and Modern Drummer Magazine, among others.

“Statistics indicate that the rate of disabilities in children, has increased more than 47.9 %, over the past 10 years.  “This significant increase of the disability population, signals an even more urgent need for us to help,” said D.A.D. President/CEO Pat Gesualdo. “As a result, D.A.D. has  expanded nationally, in an effort to bring our “Healing Art of Drum Therapy” programs, to help even more special needs children and adults. By doing so, their future can be made brighter.”

“We need this program to help children with disabilities,” said New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, as he wished Gesualdo the best of luck with his D.A.D. Program, as the two spoke on a major radio station recently. “It’s absolutely amazing, the kids don’t want to leave school until they’ve had the D.A.D. program,” said Principal Alexis, from one of the New York City schools where D.A.D. is featured. “It’s a great honor to have Guitar Center as the home base for the D.A.D. program,” said the Regional Vice President of Guitar Center, the world’s largest music instrument retailer.


Drums and Disabilities (D.A.D.),is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit research program. 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 special needs children develop physical and cognitive functioning.

Numerous celebrities, sports stars, major corporations, and parents join with D.A.D. to help children fight disabilities on a Global basis.

D.A.D. is also the parent company of the Metal Hall of Fame, which holds the Annual Metal Hall of Fame Celebrity Charity Gala. It is dedicated to forever enshrining the Iconic musicians and music industry executives responsible for making hard rock and heavy metal music what it is today. Their contribution to the genre is invaluable, and they continue to inspire fans throughout the world, from generation to generation. The Metal Hall of Fame helps to raise funds for D.A.D., which provides free therapy programs for special needs children, adults, and wounded veterans throughout the United States.

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