Sanjay Shah and Autism Rocks

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Posted by LLJ43 | Posted in Autism, Raising Awareness | Posted on 17-02-2016

Sanjay Shah has created a gofundme account called Autism Rocks, to aid in the research and cause of the condition. His passion and drive to aid in the research and development of Autism was fueled by the diagnosis of his son in 2011. His son was two years old at the time, and there wasn’t a lot of information regarding the topic. Shah wanted to help his son as best he could by providing the best help possible. When he first learned of the diagnosis, he wanted to “fix” it. Once he realized that he can’t fix it, but he can help, he realized that’s the next step he needs to take in order to make a difference.

Sanjay Shah wasn’t exactly sure how he was going to make a difference, other than donating his own money, until an afternoon visit with his longtime friend Snoop Dogg. He was visiting his home in Dubai when they started talking about the topic of Autism and how Sanjay Shah can help raise awareness. That’s when he got the idea for Autism Rocks. With his past relationship in the music industry, he was able to come to an agreement with many famous musicians in the industry to stage concerts to help raise money for the cause. After a lot of hard work and dedication, he has been able to work with artists such as Michael Buble, Prince, Lenny Kravitz and Drake. The future of Autism Rocks involves many other artists who are willing to help out for the cause. Since Autism Rocks launched in 2014, it has helped raise a lot of money to aid in the research of the condition.

The funds that are raised go to the Autism Research Trust (ART) which Shah oversees. He also donates some of the funds to the Cambridge University to help them with their research and also help educated patients, as well as their family of the cause and effects of Autism. Shah’s passion is to understand Autism better and be able to help those in need. His next goal is to team up with some of his musician friends and have them donate one of their tracks to aid in the fundraiser charity event.