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

KIF1A is a molecular motor protein vital to brain function. Mutations in KIF1A cause a severe neurodegenerative disorder with a progressive course. The disease is associated with:

  • Cognitive impairment
  • Cerebellar atrophy
  • Ataxia
  • Spastic paraplegia
  • Hypotonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Optic nerve atrophy
  • Peripheral neuropathy

KIF1A Associated Neurological Disorder is a new disease, and research is rapidly underway to discover treatment. Every day we are closer to understanding KIF1A and how brain function is disrupted by mutations in the gene. Accelerating this research will lead to rapid development of medicine. Time is as much our enemy as nature. We urgently need your support to save the lives of children affected by KIF1A.

Our Vision

Our goal is clear: to immediately find treatment for every individual living with KIF1A Associated Neurological Disorder. We dream of a world with an easily accessible cure for our kids with KAND.