Looks like the wearing of face masks is here to stay for a while, so you may as well try to have some fun with it. I know, I know – they are not that fun. But, I did have a parent send me a link to a mask that has a chew cord as part of the mask. I just love how creative people are.
We’re always looking for new ways to share and raise awareness about Fragile X, life with Fragile X, and the individuals and families it affects. Here we talk with Laura Dooling and her life with three cousins with Fragile X syndrome.
As the option to do telehealth visits opened up over the past six months, we have gathered information to help you make the most of your online visit for your child with Fragile X syndrome, whether they are a young child or an adult.
Mouth stuffing, by Mouse or anyone else, is an overfilling of the mouth with the selected food. For kids with FXS, it is usually an adaptive means of trying to succeed with eating.
The 5th Annual Bike to X Out Fragile X is in the books and another success in raising support and awareness of Fragile X in Iowa. Nancy Carlson, the NFXF Heartland Chapter leader and Fragile X mom tells us all about it.
Males between the ages of 18 and 30 years with a diagnosis of Fragile X syndrome (full mutation) may be eligible to participate.
One of the most common questions related to Fragile X is: What limitations does a person with Fragile x syndrome have? Meet Allison Cohen, Michael Cohen, Doug Cooper, Aaron Heisel, Samantha Rhodes, Joshua Rocker, Jodi Selinger, Spencer Shelton, and Cassie Stringer.
The Marners held a golf outing in western Illinois to raise support for the NFXF. “We love being able to help in any way we can and this is something Reid also had so much fun with!”
Sophia James, a top 10 finalist in the latest season of American Idol, talks about being a sibling of her brother James, who has Fragile X syndrome. You can view the video or read the transcript below. There is so much in what she says — take the time to watch/read it. It’s well worth your time.
NFXF has secured an externally-led Patient-Focused Drug Development (PFDD) meeting, conducted through the FDA, for Fragile X syndrome. The meeting is scheduled for March 3, 2021.
July is National Fragile X Awareness Month. To help you raise awareness we pulled together some materials that are free to download and use: posters, Zoom backgrounds, coloring sheets, flyer, and “Know Me” cards.
"These top-line data show promise for Zygel in some individuals with Fragile X syndrome. We look forward to seeing the next steps taken by Zynerba, and continue to be thankful for their thoughtful partnership and dedication to bettering the lives of those living Fragile X.” —Linda Sorensen, NFXF Executive Director
Tell us about someone Xtraordinary in your life related to Fragile X. Submit your nominee and and we'll let them know plus we'll use it to help spread awareness about Fragile X.
RTI International and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are conducting an early intervention study to learn about the best ways to support early development in infants identified with the full mutation of Fragile X. Babies 0–9 months old with the full mutation, and their caregivers, may be eligible to participate.
To honor all Fragile X self-advocates and siblings who are being promoted/graduating in 2020, we held a virtual graduation ceremony. Gregg Harper, former Member of Congress from Mississippi and a Fragile X dad, gave a commencement address.