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Join our team of scientists and families searching for genetic answers to autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders. To find answers, we need families like yours.

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About Us

Simons Searchlight includes leading researchers, families and individuals. Each of us is dedicated to advancing the science of genetic changes related to autism. Learn More

everyone matters

In our quest for answers, each unique finding is important.

personal insights

The best minds in genetic science offer immediate insight to your diagnosis.

freely accessible

Our data is open to all qualified researchers, not held in a single lab.

Genetic Conditions We Study

We study over 150 genetic changes related to autism and associated conditions. And the list is still growing.

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How to Join

Do you have a genetic diagnosis that is on our list? Are you a biological parent or sibling of a person with a diagnosis? Proficient in English? Yes? Then please follow the steps below.

step 1

Sign up online.

step 2

Provide your clinical lab report.

step 3

Connect with a genetic counselor.

step 4

Unite with researchers and others.

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Team Voices

They have picked the crème de la crème to conduct their study. We could not have had a better experience.

Karen, Parent

After feeling alone with such rare results we have now been put in touch with many other families who share a similar story.

Leah, Parent



Connect with others in our gene specific Facebook groups.


Luminaries in the field share insights in regular webinars.


Learn about your diagnosis on our gene-specific web pages.


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