July is Fragile X Syndrom Awareness Month. Learn more HERE and in the videos below.
Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) 10 Things You Did Not Know
By FRAXA Research Foundation
What is Fragile X Syndrome (FXS)? It is a genetic disorder that affects the x chromosome. Symptoms include intellectual disabilities, autism, ADHD, and more. FRAXA is a nonprofit whose mission is to research effective treatments & ultimately find a cure for Fragile X Syndrome.
Living with Fragile X (My Perfect Family: Fragile X)
To discover you’re the carrier of the genetic condition Fragile X only after your children are born is tough. Three sisters with five affected children reveal how they’re coping with this little-known disorder.
Autism Spectrum Disorder in Fragile X Syndrome
By the National Fragile X Foundation
FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST Walter E. Kaufmann, MD, Greenwood Genetic Center, Boston Children’s Hospital
Numerous small and parent-reported studies have shown that a considerable percentage of individuals with FXS also carry a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Individuals with a dual diagnosis of FXS and ASD were reported to show greater cognitive and behavioral impairment. The first large-scale study looking at ASD in FXS was conducted using FORWARD data. With this data, we discovered a high percentage of ASD in the FXS population. Findings further showed greater behavioral impairments as well as disparities between expected and observed behavioral treatment use, of those with FXS and ASD when compared to those with FXS alone.