Simons Searchlight is an initiative of the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) that aims to better understand genetic neurodevelopmental conditions, specifically those associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Visit Simons Searchlight to join an online support community that links families with genetic changes to each other and to research opportunities. Currently, Simons Searchlight collects family, medical, developmental and behavioral information through online surveys and phone interviews with families and individuals.

We highly encourage our community to register with Simons Searchlight to participate in the Simons Searchlight long-term natural history study. By participating in the Simons Searchlight study, we can improve our community’s understanding of OCNDS.

If you have any questions and would like to talk with a member of our community who is participating in the SIMONS Searchlight, please contact us and we will put you in contact with a community member to talk with about their experience.

“I have had great interactions with my Simons Searchlight coordinator. Simons Searchlight makes it easy for us to participate in the research program benefiting those with OCNDS because they are able to accommodate and work around our crazy life schedule.”  R. Cramer, mom of 4 year child with OCNDS


Amazon gift card


As a way to reward you for your time, when you complete tasks for Simons Searchlight, you will receive Amazon gift cards. Any gift cards you earn can be redeemed through the Rewards feature on your Simons Searchlight account dashboard.
Watch the video below to learn about Simons Searchlight and how to redeem the gift cards.


Simons Searchlight Infographic