What is SLC6A1 Connect?

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SLC6A1 is a rare neurological condition in small children that causes seizures, severe movement and speech disorders and intellectual disability.

SLC6A1 Connect is a patient advocacy group dedicated to improving the lives of children and families affected by SLC6A1.

Our focus is to raise awareness and fundraising to advance scientific research that will ultimately result in a cure.


We are in search of novel IP solutions to advance research quickly for our kids.


Clinical trials are expensive. Help us reach our goal of $4M to advance gene therapy.


Every conversation helps facilitate research and treatment efforts, ultimately leading toward a cure.

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Our small, closely knit, rare disease community lost one of our heroes. I have contemplated sharing this information because frankly, it makes it hard to breathe. When I saw the other mother’s post, my mind Read more…


The start of 2021 is beginning with nothing but positivity, joy and a strong belief that miracles happen every day.  Rather than list a slew of resolutions that may or may not be feasible (as Read more…

Contact Us

Amber Freed

SLC6A1 Connect Founder

(303) 907-8038

Feel free to contact me day or night.