Autism Rocks is a charitable organization that’s devoted to educating people all over the planet about autism. Autism is a mental condition that’s characterized by trouble with communication and with establishing connections with other human beings. Signs of autism typically emerge during childhood. The aim of the organization isn’t only to educate people regarding the existence of the condition but also to raise money for its continued research. Autism Rocks is headquartered in the United Kingdom and was founded in 2014.
The charitable organization aims to help individuals who have autism by promoting a sense of community, encouraging recreational activities and sharing art. The organization organizes musical performances on a regular basis. They frequently recruit prominent musical acts for these performances. The objective in aligning with high-profile performers is to bring more attention to autism. Bringing more attention to the condition can help increase channels for raising money. The organization’s launch party was held in London, United Kingdom at the Cafe De Paris. This was on May 20th, 2014. Legendary musical artist Prince performed at the party. Prince was accompanied by 3RDEYEGIRL, his backing band. Established DJ Trevor Nelson also performed at the event. Autism Rocks had yet another exciting event several months later on September 28th, 2014. This event took place at KOKO, a concert venue located in London’s bustling Camden Town district. Rock ‘n roll superstar Lenny Kravitz was the main act at this event. DJ Fever also performed. Other big names that have performed at events for Autism Rocks include Drake, Michael Buble and Snoop Dogg. These concerts haven’t only taken place in London, either. They’re also taken place in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
Businessman Sanjay Shah is the mastermind behind Autism Rocks. He’s a prominent philanthropist and entrepreneur who is native to the United Kingdom. He was born in the autumn of 1970. He’s the owner of Solo Capital Partners LLP, as well. Shah currently lives in Dubai. He is the father to three children. Shah works as the organization’s CEO (Chief Executive Officer).
Charity has always been something that has been important to Shah. He regularly made donations via Plan International before starting Autism Rocks. These donations were to sponsor youngsters in India who were in need. His passion for the philanthropic world, however, skyrocketed in 2011. In 2011 he found out that his youngest son had autism. This diagnosis made Shah carefully think about what he could do to aid his little boy. After some time, he decided that the smartest option out there would be to concentrate on encouraging research and advancements within the autism field. Although Shah is the head of Autism Rocks, he also is on the Autism Research Trust as a trustee.