I tell people Aaron is not just my son, he's my universe! He is 40 years old. He was one of the first to be diagnosed. He has had many therapies that have ultimately helped him. He is funny and bright in so many ways.
Early Check is a unique voluntary research study that screens newborns for Fragile X syndrome and the premutation and Spinal Muscular Atrophy free of charge. It gathers important information and hopes to show the benefits of early testing and treatment and improve newborn screening (NBS) across the United States.
Brian loves to be outside. He loves sports. He is on two baseball teams and a basketball team. He loves to bowl. He loves spending time with his friends. He is always helping and looking out for his friends and family. He struggles with managing his behaviors. Sometimes it is all people notice, which is sad because he is so much more.
Nathan has Fragile X syndrome. Read about what his mom loves about him and wants others to know about Fragile X.
Hilary Rosselot, the NFXF Director of Research Facilitation, gives advice and guidance to participating in research studies and clinical trials.
Meet Avi. He has Fragile X syndrome, and his mom tells us what she loves about him, what she wants others to know, her advice for newly diagnosed families, and more. It is a peek into just one Fragile X family - but worth your time.
Paul is one of our Faces of Fragile X. His story is all too common for those with Fragile X - his mom tells us of their initial visit with a psychiatrist when Paul was 3, "After only twenty minutes with the doctor, he told us that Paul would never be able to do much, and that we should think about putting him in a facility or home. He could not have been more WRONG!!!!"
For the third year in a row, we are partnering with Rare Disease Legislative Advocates, a project of the EveryLife Foundation, to schedule Fragile X advocacy meetings with members of Congress and their staff during the August recess. Here is what you need to know.
Mitchell has Fragile X syndrome. Read advice from his mom for newly diagnosed families, what she wants her community to know, and what she loves about Mitchell.
We had an amazing first annual X Strides Chicago on July 14, 2019. Everyone that volunteered, ran, walked, organized a team, and donated made it a success. We were a force to be noticed that morning - raising awareness as people asked, What is Fragile X? View photos here.
Varun is a shy, confident witty teen whose smile just melts everyone’s heart. He is fond of baking, dancing, art, and wants everyone to be always happy. Read more about Varun, Fragile X, and advice for newly diagnosed families from his parents.
Meet Matt and hear from his sister about what she loves about him, what she wants people to know about Fragile X, and her advice for newly diagnosed families.
Findings on the preventive care and health behaviors of children and young adults with Fragile X syndrome. It is based on findings from a survey of FORWARD data.
Meet Colin. He has Fragile X syndrome. He knows everyone and has earned the nickname 'The Mayor.' His mom wants newly diagnosed parents to know, don’t ever give up. It’s ok and it’s not your fault. Advocate, educate and persevere.
Rep. Eliot Engel, D-NY-16, serves as the co-chair of the Fragile X Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives. His co-chair is Rep. Chris Smith, R-NJ-4. To help raise awareness of Fragile X for National Fragile X Awareness Day, Rep. Engel had a statement. Read the full statement here.