A couple from Dubai is trying to raise awareness worldwide about autism. Usha and Sanjay Shah Denmark are the proud founders of Autism Rocks, which launched in 2014. The festival consist of live performances from artist all over, as well as charity donations, fun games, barbeque and family activities.This years festival included performances from U.S. artist Tyga and Flo Rida who were asked to come because of their ability to appeal to a younger crowd. Usha and Sanjay were inspired to create Autism Rocks by their autistic son Nikhil. The couple says that while they appreciate all of the support offered through several organizations, but felt the need to bring more awareness to the condition as well as raise more money toward autism research and treatment. They would like to see more research into the causes of such conditions, and ways to treat and prevent them.Sanjay has invested millions of dollars in events to help raise awareness Since its launch, Autism Rocks has raised more than £600,000 towards autism research.
Sanjay Shah is a British Businessman and the CEO and co-founder of Autism Rocks. He was born in 1970 and raised in London in a close knit, financially-well-off family. Shah attended medical school at King’s College, but during his study he realized that his heart was not in medicine. After taking a position at Merrill Lynch, Shah quickly learned that the typical office job wasn’t so much his style either. Rahter than take another position with a different company, he decided to start his own. Solo Capital is a well off and established international financial service company.
After sponsoring children in India for over a decade, Shah began to wonder what more he could do to help kids in need. When his son Nikhil was born, he got his motivation. The love Shah has for his son, and children worldwide affected by the same condition fuels his desire to find better treatment. Today Sanjay Shah is heavily focussed on philanthropy ans raising autism awareness. He has spent countless dollars and shown tremendous effort toward bettering the children and adults affected by this condition and is widely respected for his contributions.
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