On April 1st, 2016, the autism research charity Autism Rocks is having a concert in Dubai where Flo Rida and Tyga are set to perform. Both artists have previously performed in the city of Dubai, so they are no strangers to the area. Since April is Autism Awareness Month, the organization has scheduled a family day filled with activities, games, music, and much more. The price to attend the function is 50 AED (Arab Emirate Dirham).
Autism Rocks was founded by British millionaire and hedge fund manager, Sanjay Shah. He and his wife Usha discovered in 2011 that their youngest son had autism and from there the couple decided that awareness needed to be made. Sanjay Shah was actually inspired to start Autism Rocks by Snoop Dogg, and created the London Based, invitation-only concert based charity in 2014. Snoop Dogg had visited the couple and their children, then invited them all back to his home where Sanjay knew the best way to get people noticing is to involve active musicians and other celebrities. Concerts he has held to raise money have included artists such as Eric Clapton, Snoop Dogg, Joss Stone, Prince, and other international musicians.
Sanjay Shah and his wife Usha have three children; one daughter and two sons. The Shah family currently reside in Dubai.
Autism is a lifelong neurological disorder that affects social activities, interpersonal relationships and communication. Every years the diagnoses rate increases by 30% in children. The spectrum ranges widely. There are quite a few people with Autism who are able to live normal, productive lives, but there are many who are not. These individuals will require lifelong care and support.