Autism Rocks is an important organization that is helping to fund scientific research into autism. This organization partners with rock stars to perform benefit concert. These concerts are an attempt to raise money for scientific foundations that conduct research into Autism. Through this research, parents can help understand their children, and these children can interact with the world.
Autism Rocks understands that research into autism is not about finding a cure. Instead the founders of Autism believe in learning how to identify autism sooner and help these children grow into healthy, functioning adults. All the money that Autism Rocks raises goes to the Autism Research Trust, a scientific research organization that is founded on the same principles and holds the same beliefs as Autism Rocks. They have 15 ongoing research projects that this funding helps support.
In the past Autism Rocks has worked with a number of entertainers and rocks stars. In the past, Autism Rocks has held benefit concerts by Prince, Lenny Kravitz, and Elvis Costello. Through these concerts, the charity has raised millions of dollars that they have donated to the Autism Research Trust.
But Autism Rocks needs help from the public in order to keep raising money and putting on amazing concerts. Sanjay Shah has set up a go fund me account in order to appeal to the public and help keep this charity and the benefit concerts they hold to continue. By donating to this cause, donors can help pave the way for some of the most groundbreaking research about Autism that is sure to come.
Source: About Solo Capital & Sanjay Shah
Sanjay Shah created Autism Rocks because he is a parent with child who has Autism. When he found out his son had autism, he started looking for ways he could help both his son and this millions around the globe just like him. In his private life, Shah had developed connects to some of the biggest names in the music industry.
Before his foray into Autism Rocks, Shah was a financier living in Dubai with his family. He worked for over 20 years at Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and Rabobank. In 2008 he started his own firm, Solo Capital, which has since grown to employ over 100 financiers. Now he is semi-retired, and spends his time with his family, when he is not organizing concerts for Autism Rocks.