KIF1A.ORG is a global community dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by KIF1A Associated Neurological Disorder (KAND) and accelerating research to find a cure.

KIF1A Associated Neurological Disorder

KIF1A Associated Neurological Disorder is a rare neurodegenerative disorder with a progressive course. Urgently supporting KIF1A research is critical to discovering a cure for KAND.

Upcoming Events

  • KIF1A Day 2020

    Mark your calendars for April 28, 2020, and celebrate KIF1A Day with KIF1A.ORG! Information coming soon.

    Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Global Event
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Our Superheroes

Meet some of our superheroes battling KIF1A Associated Neurological Disorder. They're the bravest people we know.

Attend the KAND Conference

KAND Family & Scientific Engagement Conference

KIF1A.ORG hosted the largest gathering of KIF1A families, researchers, clinicians and supporters at the KAND Family & Scientific Engagement Conference on August 16–17, 2019, at Columbia University in New York City.

We are dedicated to making the latest KIF1A research and data freely and easily accessible. Visit our conference page to watch the presentations and other conference materials.

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KIF1A.ORG Is Rare As One

KIF1A.ORG Is Rare As One

2020 is a transformational year for our community. We are excited to announce that KIF1A.ORG is one of 30 patient-led rare disease organizations chosen to join the Rare As One Project, launched by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) to help rare disease communities accelerate research and drive progress against rare disease. With Rare As One…

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#ScienceSaturday: March 28, 2020

#ScienceSaturday: March 28, 2020

#ScienceSaturday posts share relevant and exciting scientific news with the KAND community. This project is a collaboration between KIF1A.ORG’s Research Engagement Team Leader Alejandro Doval, President Kathryn Atchley and Science Communication Director Dr. Dominique Lessard. Send news suggestions to our team at

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