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Clifton, New Jersey (May 1, 2015) – Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey (CPNJ) have recently added the D.A.D. Program’s “Healing Art of Drum Therapy” curriculum to their centers in Northern New Jersey. The effort will help their members develop physical and cognitive functioning.

The D.A.D. Program’s celebrated Drum Therapy curriculum helps participants to develop vocal communication, range of motion, coordination, and physical and cognitive functioning.

“Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey uses and benefits from the D.A.D. program in many ways,” says Kristina Olszewski, CPNJ Associate Director of Programming. “We use it to teach coordination, and to fine tune motor skills of our adult consumers. Our adults have a blast when they have the D.A.D. Program, and we looking forward to our next session!”

“Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey has several state-of-the art centers which are a great benefit to New Jersey residents,” says D.A.D. President/CEO Pat Gesualdo. “We are honored to work alongside their extremely talented staff, and to help their clients live happier, healthier lives.”


Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey (CPNJ) is dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities and other special needs by supporting personal growth, independence and participation in the community. Founded in 1953, we deliver life-affirming services to infants, children, adults and their families throughout northern New Jersey. Not limited to serving consumers with cerebral palsy, we provide specialized programs to meet a wide range of educational, therapeutic and social needs of people with various disabilities. We are an independent, nonprofit organization.


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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