Millions of children are diagnosed with autism each year, internationally. Autism is a disorder that affects mental development, communication and expression. Global researchers at institutions and organizations have spent years researching the cause, cure and treatment of the developmental disorder. Dubai set the month of April as its Autism Awareness Month, the perfect setting for Sanjah Shah Denmark and his loving family to host an Autism Rocks Concert. The event was held on the beginning of the month to raise awareness and funds for families and their children to join in on the festivities.
According to Gulf News (August 8th, 2016), each patron was charged 50 AED, which is approximately 13.62 in U.S. dollars to attend the event. Usha, wife of Sanjah Shah told News Xpress Autism Rocks was created to “make a difference in the lives of families with autistic children based personal experiences.” The Shah’s son was diagnosed with the developmental disorder, which is the inspiration behind them establishing Autism Rocks. Usha continued, stating that they wanted to bring more awareness of autism and encourage further research to determine the cause and develop a cure. Sanjah and Usha are passionate about Autism Rocks mission, realizing that the art of music is used for various treatments over the world.
Mr. Shah started his own brokerage company in 2009, after earning an accounting degree. Two years later, he found Solo Capital Partners LLP, which included the partnership of three directors. Mr. Shah was the first director of the firm and founded affiliates, Solo Group Holdings and Solo Capital LLC. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, he worked for banking institutions, Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch.
Sanjay Shah is the CEO and Founder of Solo Capital, a hedge fund management firm with locations in Dubai and London. He is retired and devoting much of his time overseeing Autism Rocks and the Autism Research Trust. Although, Mr. Shah is less active at Solo Capital, the firm net worth was $280 million in January 2016.
The latest event hosted by Sanjay Shah brings the total donations to over 600,000 Euros. The festival held in April included live performances from American rappers, Tyga and Flo Rider. Children enjoyed the day participating in activities for horseback riding, laser tagging, crazy golfing, face painting, and much more.
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