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Monthly Archives: June 2016


Prioritizing the Relationship with your Spouse while Raising a Special Needs Child

By |2018-12-01T09:09:18-05:00Jun 29, 2016|Hope & Inspiration|

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.

Public or Private?

By |2017-08-18T13:54:16-04:00Jun 27, 2016|Behavior, Braden on Behavior, FXS, Treatment and Intervention|

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?

Tennessee Launches ABLE TN Program

By |2016-06-20T12:44:04-04:00Jun 20, 2016|Keeping You Informed|

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.

Summer Student Fellowship 2016 Awards

By |2016-06-01T11:00:00-04:00Jun 1, 2016|Research, Summer Student Fellowship|

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.