There’s a few things which people typically have trouble talking about openly. One of these is anything related to mental health. And the other is matters of business and finance. It’s quite understandable that talking about financing research into mental health issues might be difficult for some people. But at the same time, the world can be thankful that there are quite a few brave pioneers who push past those boundaries. It’s the reason why some charities exist which not only allow important research to be done, but which also bring a lot of happiness to the world. While there’ many charities out there like this, one of the most important is Autism Rocks.
There’s a lot of reasons why Autism Rocks is so important. But if one had to narrow down the reasons than it would probably culminate in a man named Sanjay Shah. Sanjay has been known for quite a few accomplishments in his life. Ask people in the business sector and it’s certain that they’d instantly recognize him as the president and CEO of Solo Capital. Ask quite a few stars of the pop cultural landscape and they’d name him as a great friend. But ask the people who know him best and they’d probably answer that he’s a family man. And that’s what led Sanjay to found Autism Rocks.
Like most parents Sanjay wouldn’t change a single hair on the head of any of his children. But Sanjay is also facing a burden that most parents couldn’t imagine. His son was diagnosed with autism when he was still quite young. And since that point Sanjay has had both the duty and the privilege of learning about what it means to be the parent of an autistic child. But unlike most parents Sanjay was in the perfect position to leverage his career into something amazing.
Sanjay was hardly alone in realizing that the path to understanding between the autistic and the non-autistic is paved with medical research. But he was unique in having contacts in both the business world and the entertainment industry. Something amazing was born when both of these were combined with a desire to fund research into autism. Most of his celebrity contacts were more than eager to lend their talents to a good cause. And he didn’t have to look far to find people interested in scheduling private performances if it meant money would be going to a good cause. And when all of this came together Sanjay found himself creating Autism Rocks.
Autism Rocks isn’t simply a charity aimed at autism research. It’s autism research done for the right reasons. And those reasons are born out of love for family and an earnest desire to understand rather than to force people with autism into a specific mold. And this might well be why Autism Rocks is so much fun. It’s people having a great time doing the right thing.
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