Most people may be wondering what would push an international business man like Sanjay Shah into becoming a major contributor in autism awareness campaigns. Well, Shah who can be described as a philanthropist is the CEO and founder of an organization known as Autism Rocks. The organization whose prime purpose is to raise awareness and donations for autism research was founded in 2014, few years after Shah’s youngest son Nikhil was diagnosed with autism. His son’s illness was the eye opener that saw him decide to direct his charity donations into autism research.
Several people today are oblivious of the signs and symptoms of autism in children most linking them as bad behavior development. Family and friends unaware of autism may think that their child is simply acting up however autism is actually a neurological disorder that requires a close constant care of a qualified psychologists.
In an Enterprise Radio interview on the Entrepreneur Podcast Network, Sanjay Shah spoke on a number of topics including his success journey in the business world as a former trader and the current chief executive officer at Solo Capital Partners also known as Solo Capital Limited and Solo Capital UK. The company has its headquarters in London, England, and regulated in the United Kingdom specializing in proprietary trading, consulting, and professional sports investments.
Shah is however known as the mind behind Autism Rocks, based in London. Autism Rocks is a charity event that uses music to raise awareness about autism and collect donations which are chanelled into cancer research. The event has in the past featured performances by Prince, Lenny Kravitz, Michael Bublè and Drake in an invite only live concert. In the interview Sanjay Shah advises the listeners and offered tips on how they can succeed in their own business ventures. His passion for music, experience in entrepreneurship, and love for family drove him to launching Autism Rocks. This year’s event was held in April and was fun filled with family fun activities and live performances from celebrity artists Flo Rida and Tyga.
Autism is a life changing developmental disability and the most common detection is behavioural changes, difficulty in socializing, and slow development or a complete lack of communication skills. Each year one out of 68 children is diagnosed with autism and the number has increased by 30% from 2012. To learn more on Sanjay Shah’s Autism Rocks, you can visit their website.
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