‘I Wouldn’t Change A Thing’ is the fourth single released from Adam Toms’ album “Rich Man”, produced by multiple Golden Guitar winner Matt Fell. Toms wrote the track when his eldest son Mitchel was slap bang in the middle of the ‘terrible twos’.
Like most parents going through this time Adam and his wife continually questioned their parenting ability but a few years later, Mitchel was diagnosed with Autism.
Toms remembers, “We had a good couple of years scratching our heads thinking we were just lousy parents and it wasn't until the kindergarten called us in to bring to our attention some common behavioural and sensory traits that we started the diagnosis process”.
A couple years on, ‘I Wouldn’t Change A Thing’ has a whole new meaning and Toms has formed a relationship with Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect). Aspect is Australia's leading supplier of services for people with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other disabilities. Aspect services provide much needed support to children, families, carers and communities.
ASD is a lifelong developmental disability that affects, among other things, the way an individual relates to his or her environment and their interaction with other people. An estimated one in 100 people have ASD; that’s almost 230,000 Australians. ASDs affect almost four times as many boys than girls.
Inspired by his sons everyday breakthroughs Toms intends to raise awareness for all things Autism and raise a few dollars along the way. With his youngest son Riley, three, also showing signs of Autism, Toms knows the importance of early diagnosis and intervention which is one of the messages he wants to communicate.
With April 2nd being 'World Autism Awareness Day', Toms will be in and around Sydney that week and is honoured to be performing at the 2014 Aspect National Recognition Awards in Sydney on April 8. Coinciding with that special date, all single download sales will be donated to Autism Spectrum Australia and for the following six months Toms will also be donating $10 (Aus) from all physical “Rich Man” album sales to the cause. Albums can be purchased at www.adamtoms.com In addition, for the following three months Toms will also be running a raffle with the major prize being a Maton M225 guitar generously donated by Maton Australia. Again all proceeds will be donated to Autism Spectrum Australia.
The associated video clip, now playing on The Country Music Channel, created by Toms himself was a three-month labour of love – watch it now.
‘I Wouldn’t Change A Thing’ was serviced to radio via CRS sampler #172: http://bit.ly/PRKLJ6, and Amrap’s AirIT: http://bit.ly/1qXk2Zr.
Story and photo courtesy KrisKat Publicity.