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CLIFTON, NJ, (June 5, 2014) – Governor Chris Christie just signed into law the first legislative bill in the United States of it’s kind. It provides additional protection to help the special needs population. The legislation was written by Pat Gesualdo, President/CEO of the non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities). It provides the special needs population with additional protection from bullying and discrimination.


Gesualdo’s new law mandates that various law enforcement agencies start to publicize information which explains the rights of the special needs population. The information must also make clear the numerous relief options available to those being bullied or discriminated against. In very rare bipartisan effort, Gesualdo’s legislation passed the Assembly 74-0, and the Senate 34-0.

“The bill was developed when Pat Gesualdo, founder of the non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities) contacted me with his framework of the legislation,” says Senator Anthony Bucco. Pat is single handedly introducing his new law to legislators in the remaining states, to protect the special needs population throughout the Country.”

D.A.D. represents and advocates for a large number of special needs children, adults, and wounded veterans, on a Global basis,” says D.A.D. Founder/CEO Pat Gesualdo. “They tell us horrific stories of discrimination, bullying, and even physical abuse by family members, neighbors, and landlords. “The new law is a huge victory for the disability population, and will help them greatly. It is a great honor to help anyway I can.”


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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