FORWARD // The simplified diagnosis of ASD, which merged previous diagnoses into a single disorder, has led to its use in plural (autism spectrum disorders) for different purposes.
FORWARD // An efficient and direct measure of social interactions and autism symptoms is needed for Fragile X syndrome research and clinical care.
Research Summary // About nine out of 10 children and young adults with Fragile X syndrome received the immunizations recommended by CDC between birth and 18 years of age.
Research Summary // A regularly cited group of behaviors in individuals with Fragile X syndrome, particularly males, is irritability, agitation, aggression and self-injurious behaviors.
Research Summary // Intellectual disability and co-occurring mental health conditions can be interpreted as autistic features, making it difficult to diagnose in FXS.
Research Summary // The present challenge is to move from accurate diagnosis to public health action for FXS, requiring better understanding of the natural history of FXS.
Research Summary // Suggestions for improvement included additional financial support and increased utilization of collected patient data for research purposes.
Research Summary // Appropriate clinical management of affected individuals and their family members have become critical in addressing medical needs to improve quality of life.