Raising a child with special needs is challenging enough for an individual. When you factor in a relationship, the challenges increase, and the consequences for not caring for yourself and your relationship are more significant. Learning to care for yourself and your partner is vital to successfully navigating life as a special needs parent.
On June 22, 2016 the Western Massachusetts Fragile X group spoke at Kamp for Kids. Kamp for Kids is a camp specifically for kids with special needs. Pat, son of leader, Denise Devine, attended when he »
How do we prepare children and adolescents to access their communities,without running the risk of their being exploited, or showing affection in inappropriate ways, using sexual language that may be misconstrued, or touching body parts that could bring legal action, or at the very least a disgruntled public?
The National Fragile X Foundation is excited to announce the State of Tennessee’s launch of the country’s second Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) program. ABLE TN is a national program, offering enrollment to qualified individuals with disabilities both in Tennessee and throughout the country.
The Translational Applied Behavior Analysis Laboratory at Stanford University is seeking boys with FXS to participate in an innovative new research study involving a brief social skills intervention and MRI brain imaging.
The focus of this research is on understanding how couples communicate about genetic testing in regards to their children and how they decide about future children knowing there is a potential or actual genetic risk.
Each year, the National Fragile X Foundation funds one or more summer student research fellowships at $2500 each through the NFXF Summer Fellowship Research Fund. The student’s work can be in the area of Fragile X syndrome (FXS), Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) or Fragile X-associated primary ovarian insufficiency (FXPOI). This award is meant to introduce undergraduate students, or students in professional training programs, to research in the Fragile X field, by providing funding for a summer project. We understand the importance of investing in the future of Fragile X, and this award is part of our commitment to fostering the researchers of tomorrow.