Driven by Science. United by Hope.

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.

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personal insights

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

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freely accessible

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

Genetic Conditions We Study

We study over 50 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.

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Sign up online.

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Provide your clinical lab report.

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Connect with a genetic counselor.

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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

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Community

Connect with others in our gene specific Facebook groups.

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Expertise

Luminaries in the field share insights in regular webinars.

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Knowledge

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

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We’re making some changes! We’ve updated our name to Simons Searchlight to reflect our mission of working together with you to find answers. Along with the new name, we have updated our website with a more user-friendly registration process, making it easier to join and access useful features. Our focus continues to be catalyzing research to drive the science of autism-related genetic changes forward. What’s new? If you’re already registered, through the end of May we will be sending emails to set your password. Look out for that email and then just follow these simple steps: Not registered yet? Same great research, new name!