The Go Fund Me campaign for Autism Rocks founded by Sanjay Shah, a British born Dubai resident, is raising money to help children with autism and their families to understand this spectrum disorder and transition through life successfully. Shah had spent 20 years as a banker for Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and Rabobank and in 2008 when he became unemployed he took things in another direction opening Solo Capital a principle trading and brokerage business where he made millions. It was in 2011 his son Nikhil who was only 2 years old at the time was diagnosed with autism at which time he became preoccupied looking for answers but all he could find was a devastating response of just having to live with it. He could not accept that answer and decided to do something about it by launching Autism Rocks in 2014 where he put on a uniquely reserved show in London with Lenny Kravitz, Michael Buble’ and Drake as they perform to raise money for a new approach to autism. A total of 15 Million Dh has been raised since Sanjay Shah formed Autism Rocks where it goes to the Autism Research Trust (ART) and funds research by the Autism Research Centre (ARC) at Cambridge University.
Cambridge Professor Simon Baron –Cohen leads these extraordinary autism studies with 15 extensive research undertakings that are looking to identify the development of autism while classifying the origins and consequences of the disorder. Sanjay Shah’s mission with Autism Rocks is to provide support through comprehensive interventions that will benefit these children and their families throughout their lives; it is not about a cure but a tactical plan.
The astounding love for his son and an extraordinary love for music Sanjay Shah is paving the way for incredible progress in the hope aimed at autism through the Go Fund Me campaign for Autism Rocks. There is a lot of enthusiasm for Autism Rocks to bring these event to other parts of the world, not just Dubai and London while continuing to raise money and awareness for autism research in the years to come.