Autism is a lifelong disorder that have affected millions of individuals. Autism specifically is characterized by difficulties that are developed in regards to social relationships as well as communication skills. Those who suffer from the autism disorder tend to have strong and narrow interests as well as repetitive behavior. Though autism is a disorder, it is often noticed that some people with this disorder can live independent lives, while others cannot.
One campaign to further the research of this disorder is Autism Rocks. This foundations was started by Sanjay Shah due to the fact that his four year old son has the disorder. Mr. Shah has made it explicitly clear that this campaign does not have the intention of finding a cure as he would not change his son one bit. Instead, this campaign has the intention of raising money in order to further understand how one thinks with the autism disorder. The money that has been raised by Autism Rocks has been sent to Cambridge University to further the research.
Mr. Shah who is the father of an autistic child, wanted to create a fund campaign that can be shared by him and his son. The campaign that he created involves him touring England and performing on stage with several other notable artists. These notable artists include Lenny Kravitz, Drake, and Michael Bublé.
Mr. Shah wants to world to know of not only this disorder, but wants the world to know how important it is to continue research on this disorder. Mr. Shah presents a scary statistic that shows how boys have a four in five greater chance to being diagnosed with autism than girls. Overall, one in 42 boys are diagnosed with autism. The child who is diagnosed is not only affected. The family who takes care of the child has to pay an average of 60,000 dollars per year on treatment. Sanjay Shah has created this campaign to demonstrate that autism is not dangerous or bad, but instead should be better understood. Research should not find a cure, but instead should answer unknown questions about how the disorder works.