Our son Parker was born in 2005. At age 3 we suspected he had a form of Autism. After many months of testing we received the diagnosis Pervasive Developmental Disorder which is listed on the Autism Spectrum as one of the five forms of Autism. Parkers treatments became delayed because the Insurance Company we had created a mountain of red tape. Finally in desperation Parkers mother Kelly asked me if I could organize a benefit to create a Medical Fund to help us begin the treatments. I asked a few of my band friends and they came together to perform at Parker’s Benefit. The event was such a success that we began to talk about the possibility of doing it again to help other children. In the meantime Parker began his treatments at The Cincinnati Center for Autism. Kelly and I got to know the Director Amanda Sparks very well. I began discussing with Amanda our Idea for Autism Rocks and how we could best use the money we raised.
That was the birth of Autism Rocks and Rockin for Autism Every year the first Sunday after the Super Bowl we hold the event Autism Rocks and in the summer we hold Rockin for Autism. Autism Rocks 5 will be held Sunday February 9, 2014.The event begins at 12:00 noon and after Prizoner ends the show, we will gather everyone to make a check presentation to Autism Speaks.