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CLIFTON, N.J. (NOVEMBER 19, 2010) – Rockaway NJ Schools have added the non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities) into their upcoming 2010 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.

“The D.A.D. Program is interesting, engaging, exciting, and informative,” says Regina Swierc, Director of Special Education for Rockaway School District.” We look forward to sharing D.A.D. with our staff and parents.”

“The Rockaway School System has a wonderful curriculum, especially for the students with special needs,” says D.A.D. Founder/CEO Pat Gesualdo. “I look forward to working with all the parents and the teachers in the district, to help them help their children 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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