Autism is a medical condition many people have heard of, but do not fully understand, but the launch of Autism Awareness Month in April is looking to change the way we see those affected by this neurological condition. One Dubai based couple who have invested a large amount of time into raising awareness of autism are hoping a music festival held to coincide with Autism Awareness Month will add to the success they have already seen as the leaders of the charity Autism Rocks.
Sanjay Shah Denmark and wife Usha have become experts in staging concerts since 2014 when they decided to begin hosting events to fund their own charity founded to assist those with autism and their families. Autism Rocks has been a major success over its short life and has seen the Shah family organize concerts by world renowned artists, such as Prince and Lenny Kravitz; the April 1st event will see a change in the focus of the charity from small invitation only events to a high profile music festival featuring rappers Flo Rida and Tyga.
Usha Shah was at pains to point out the festival would be a family friendly event created with children and adults in mind for a fun experience for all those who attend. Alongside the live music available the organizers have include laser tag and other games in the festivities to keep every member of the family happy throughout the day.
For the Shah family autism is a personal fight after Sanjay and Usha’s son Nikhil was diagnosed with the condition in 2014; Sanjay Shah decided to create a charity shortly after his son’s diagnosis and credits a chance meeting with rapper Snoop Dogg as the catalyst for the formation of Autism Rocks. Music was the first passion of Sanjay Shah and now takes up the majority of his time after the entrepreneur retired from investing to spend more time with his family.
Sanjay Shah is one of the best known names on the London financial markets for the role he played at some of the best known companies in the world. Shah found himself at a career crossroads following the 2008 economic collapse and decided to focus on his entrepreneurial skills with the formation of a number of boutique investment companies.
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