My name is Eric. In 2011 I wanted to help my daughter to receive services and to find resources to do just that. I decided to have a “Benefit Concert”. Little by little this project grew. More bands became involved and more people came together for a good work.
Rock Autism was born. And now the purpose is the same. The need is greater but the purpose is the same, to help children and adults alike in the Autism Spectrum to receive services, activities, and fun filled events that allow them to live fulfilling lives.
How can a music event or music in general, help children with ASD to succeed? It has been proven that music is a very effective tool for people in the spectrum. Even though the volume can be an issue with their sensory, they feel the music and it can be healing.
Rock Autism has quickly become a way for families to get together and show their support for their loved ones, receive resource ideas from all over the Inland Empire, and just have a good time around people who like you just the way you are. All this while supporting a good cause. All the money raised goes to Autism Society Inland Empire which then goes back into the community for vital programs and resources for children and adults alike with ASD. Check out the website at www.ieautism.org.
So stay tuned as we will continue to post updates, pictures, videos, and information on Rock Autism 2013 as well as past Rock Autism events. Please feel free to leave comments and suggestions. So remember the date September 21, 2013. Put it on your calendar!
Organizer, Rock Autism