The Dubai Autism Awareness Month was set to be on April 2, and the entrance fee of the event was Dh 50 per person. The event that was hosted by Autism Rocks was filled with a lot of fun and was also planned to be a family event. The event had performances from famous musicians such as Tyga and Florida. The event was meant to create awareness about autism disorder and raise, money to be donated to support research on the disease.
The project that was started by Sanjay and Usha Shah who are based in Dubai is focused on making a difference to the way that people who are affected by autism are treated and perceived by the society. Mr. Sanjay Shah Denmark’s son is affected by autism, and he has the will help children who are victims of the same disease. The couple needed to facilitate organizations that conduct research on autism to find out what can be done on illness, and therefore, they started Autism Rocks.
Autism Rocks was founded in 2014 and raises funds through throwing live concerts. The organization has currently raised more than 600,000 pounds though the events that it organizes. Various artists have performed at concerts hosted by the foundation, and they include Lenny Kravitz, Prince, Drake and Michael Buble. The charity foundation chose to work with Tyga and Florida because of their significant influence on young people across the world. The concert’s official DJs were Fever and BFG. The family event had live music, exciting games such as crazy golf, laser tag, zip line, horse rides, bouncy castle, inflatable rides, face painting, a petting zoo, and barbecue. The Autism Rock’s event was carried out in conjunction with Al Ahli Holding’s subsidiary known as 117 Live.
Autism is a neurodevelopmental condition that is characterized by defects in the way individuals socialize with people around them and how they experience their surroundings. The causes of the disease are not well known, and therefore, it lacks a proper cure. Lack of support from people can lead to complications on families and individuals. The state of autism is not well defined in the UAE, but the number of children who are affected by the disease rises every year. About one percent of the children who born in the United Kingdom are affected by illness, and about 2.8 million individuals suffer daily. The effects caused by the disease are worth investing a lot of time and money on its research.
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