Fundraising

Raising Awareness of Autism with Music

Autism Rocks was created by Sanjay Shah in 2014 to help raise awareness and aid in the research for Autism. His son was only two years old when he was diagnosed and ever since, he’s wanted to find a way to help out with the disorder. He wanted to make sure that his son received the best possible treatment available, but understand that some people don’t always have that option. He was lucky because he had the necessary funds in order to get his son the best help, but wanted to do more. That’s when Autism Rocks was created as well as a gofundme account.

He was stumped for a bit as to how he wanted to help. He had been donated his own money to the cause, but wanted to do more. The famous music artist, Snoop Dogg, was in the area and stopped by his house in Dubai one afternoon. Shah has always had a love for music, and had been out of the industry for some time. Snoop Dogg urged him to get back into the industry, and stage concert gigs with some of the most famous music artists to help raise money for the cause. That is when Autism Rocks was developed. Since then, he’s been able to state gigs with Lenny Kravits, Michael Buble, Prince and Elvis Costellos, among many others. He continues to work hard with other musicians to set up events so he can continue to raise money.

The Autism Research Trust (ART) was created for the donations that come from Autism Rocks. Shah is able to send some of the funds to the Cambridge University which helps with the research, development as well as the helps families and patients with the effects they may experience with Autism. Shah isn’t interested in find a cure, he loves his son the way he is, but he wants to be able to help him in any way that he can. He wants to educate himself as much as he can as well as help others understand the condition, so they are more prepared and can look for the signs early on.