It’s a Difference Not a Disorder

Autism is a noun, translated in Italian as autism. Clinical psychiatrists refer to this as mental blindness but in not so harsh words I would refer to it as a child difference, not the disorder. Autism is a neuro-developmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication, and restricted and repetitive behavior. Kids with autism usually show the signs when they are about two years old with its prevalence spreading fast. It estimates that 1-2 people out of one thousand suffer from autism thus by 2013 around 21.7 Million people were affected. No proof shows autism occurs five times more to boys than girls.
As every gospel has, it’s patriarch autism has Sanjay Shah who is a British-born philanthropist of Kenyan origin and musical icon who has spearheaded the campaign for autism awareness. This campaign is dubbed the ‘Go Fund Me campaign for Autism Rocks’ that was launched in 2014 as an invite-only performance by Sanjay Shah. Shah undertook this noble quest after his youngest child Nikhil being with the condition in 2011.Sanjay Shah has in the past shared his sentiments about the issue and was quoted saying, “…I wouldn’t change anything about my son but like many other parents around the world, I want to understand better the ‘condition’ so I can better understand Nikhil and how he is maybe thinking…”
The Sanjay Shah driven campaign is not after to find a cure but create awareness about autism and ensure that parents with kids that suffer from this heritable ‘disorder’ that researchers suspect environmental, and genetic factors as the causes understand how to handle them. The entrepreneur philanthropist Shah, who is in pursuit of awareness creation, has been joined by other names in the musical industry such as the rapper Snoop Dogg, Hotline bling sensation Drake, Prince and Lenny Kravitz. Sanjay still firmly thinks that it’s not over with autistic children as early speech, or behavioural interventions can help children with autism gain self-care, social, and communication skills.