Autism awareness month started on April 2 of 2016. Autism is a disorder that effects the development of individuals. Some individuals have a hard time communicating with others and they experience the world around them in a different way. In the United Kingdom individuals estimate that one in one hundred people have Autism.
In Dubai they threw an Autism Rocks Festival on April 1, 2016. This festival had some very popular singers showcasing their talents. These people included the rappers Tyga and Flo Rida. Both of these rappers performed at the event so that they could help raise donations for Autism. These donations are later used for research into this developmental disorder.
Sanjay Shah Denmark is the founder of Autism Rocks with the help from his wife Usha. They have an autistic child named Nikhil. They wanted to encourage people to research Autism more so they started this project. Autism Rocks started in 2014 and since it’s start has earned over 600,000 euro. They have had wonderfully successful events with popular stars such as Lenny Kravitz, Prince, and Drake. These events feature lots of activities for the whole family. These include laser tag, riding horses, face painting, and even a place to pet animals.
Sanjay Shah wanted to raise awareness about Autism by founding Autism Rocks. This is because at the age of four his son was diagnosed with Autism. Not only is he the founder of this organization but he is also the CEO and founder of SOLO Group Holdings. He is also the owner of a company called Aesa S.a.r.L. He owns several more companies (over thirty) that are located all over London.
Sanjay Shah did not originally want to work in the financial industry. Before he started working in the industry he is currently working in, he was studying medicine. Soon he discovered that he didn’t want to be a doctor. So he decided to quit med school and pursue other interests. Soon after this he became an accountant and worked with several popular institutions such as Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch.
Sanjay is a great businessman and father. This is what lead him to start Autism Rocks after his son was diagnosed at a young age. Sanjay has helped thousands of people with autism through the donations he gets every time he holds an event. The medical community is very lucky to have such a great partner.