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CURRENT NEWS HAPPENINGS
We are excited to announce our new regional office located in Washington D.C. This will provide shared office space for our organizations in Washington, DC. This office space will be a place to foster alliances and innovation among rare disease organizations and amplify the community’s voice on Capitol Hill. Our workstation will be furnished with a standard desk and chair, connections to WiFi and a wired connection to the office printer. An office manager will be on hand to assist participating organizations with scheduling conference room use, welcoming guests, and other administrative tasks. Our organization will be able to benefit from the low monthly cost of $100 and will benefit from tax exclusions for hotels and other taxable expenses, saving the organization hundreds of dollars a year.
Bridge the Gap – Syngap Education and Research Foundation will be celebrating 5 years old! We are incredibly excited about the progress our organization has successfully achieved. Please join us on November 9, 2019, at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel at 7 pm to take a look back the last five years and our promising future. For tickets
BALTIMORE SYNGAP1 Family Meetup
November 8 – 9, 2019
Watch for the Family Newsletter!
Opens September 15th
Kennedy Krieger Institute
May 21, 2019 ~ National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) and Trio Health Present Findings from Real-World Studies on Rare Diseases
PRO56 – UNDERSTANDING DISEASE AND BURDEN IN SYNGAP1-RELATED NON-SYNDROMIC INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY (NSID) PATIENTS USING A PATIENT REGISTRY DATABASE. – Bridge the Gap – SYNGAP ERF (https://bridgesyngap.org/)
APRIL 17, 2019 ~ Embryo editing with CRISPR
APRIL 10, 2019 ~ How families are driving the study of autism genes
Parents of children with rare autism-linked mutations are banding together for support and to join forces with scientists, accelerating the pace of research.
March 6, 2019 ~ Mum's 'tears of joy' as disabled daughter amazes family by completing lifelong dream
November 26, 2018 ~ Scripps Florida discovers 'broken gene' leading to issues with touch, pain in autistic children
November 19, 2018 ~ SYNGAP1 heterozygosity disrupts sensory processing by reducing touch-related activity within somatosensory cortex circuits
September 17, 2018 ~ Bridge the Gap - SYNGAP Education and Research Foundation Presents Their First Research Grant to Texas Children's Hospital
May 10, 2018 ~ SYNGAP1 included in Top 2 Single Genes linked to Autism Analysis of sequences pegs 99 top autism genes
November 17, 2017 ~ Cypress mom launches research foundation seeking treatment for son’s rare condition
November 18, 2016 ~ SO PATIENTS ‘FEEL, FUNCTION & SURVIVE BETTER’ NINDS, Nonprofits Work Toward Shared Goal at Forum
August 4, 2016 ~ Representative McCaul Urges Reauthorization of Priority Review Voucher Program
April 2, 2015- Scripps Florida Scientists Win $3.3 Million Grant to Accelerate Development of Treatments for Intellectual Disability, Autism, Epilepsy
April 2, 2015 – Scripps Florida Scientists Win $3.3 Million Grant to Accelerate Development of Treatments for Intellectual Disability, Autism, Epilepsy