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Mission Statement

To serve, educate and fund research for families coping with the effects of SYNGAP mutations.

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Bridge the Gap-SYNGAP Education and Research Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life for people affected by SYNGAP1 and provide family support, accelerating research and raising awareness A genetic mutation in the gene SYNGAP1 results in non-syndromic intellectual disability ranging from moderate to severe. Ninety-four percent of the children have epilepsy and can be associated with attention deficits, impulsivity, and/or mood disorders. In recent findings SYNGAP1 has been a gene linked to autism. Every child with SYNGAP1 provides information that can guide us to a cure.

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