As the Biden Administration takes office and Congress switches control, what does it mean for NFXF Fragile X Advocacy efforts?
I like to talk about #pandemicPositive – there is plenty that has been hard(er) this year, but we have also seen lots of good. So, I polled my fellow staff members for some examples of the impact we all made this year through your support.
Dr. Elizabeth Berry-Kravis discusses the value of the FORWARD database for understanding problems that face adults living with Fragile X syndrome. We also talk about how families of adults can contribute to FORWARD and our understanding of adults with FXS by doing a research-only remote visits with a FORWARD clinic to increase the data pool for adults with FXS in FORWARD.
Allos Pharma Inc, a late-stage pharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for neurodevelopmental disorders, has announced the exclusive license rights on arbaclofen in fragile X syndrome (FXS).
Now you can explore the International Fragile X Premutation Registry page on the NFXF website. You will find information about the Registry, a Frequently Asked Question section, the pictures and biographies of the Advisory Committee, and the “Enroll Now” button. The “Enroll Now” button will take you to the HIPPA-compliant REDCap database where your information will be stored.
The TREAT Act works to resolve this. The Temporary Reciprocity to Ensure Access to Treatment (TREAT) Act was introduced in the Senate by Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Chris Murphy (D-CT). The legislation provides temporary licensing reciprocity for health care professionals in good standing during COVID-19 and future national emergencies.
Researchers at Teachers College at Columbia University are conducting a survey to learn about the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on multiple aspects of the lives of people with Fragile X Syndrome. We want to see how the Fragile X community specifically was impacted so that we can have a more focused plan of action for helping these families. The overall goal of this survey is to distribute our findings to medical professionals so that they can see what gaps have been created in their practices from the pandemic.
Gregg Harper, Fragile X dad, former member of Congress for Mississippi's 3rd Congressional district, offers a message to all Fragile X families following the 2020 election, looking forward to NFXF advocacy in 2021.
Because of the hard work of NFXF advocates over the past 20 years, decision-makers in Congress know what Fragile X is. Being present, persistent, and problem-solving is what gets things done in Congress.
The International Fragile X Premutation Registry will help us learn about the Fragile X premutation and will build community and develop a group of individuals interested in participating in research. Learn more in this video from Dr. David Hessel of the University of California, Davis MIND Institute.
Participants of this study will explore what information is considered most important to recently diagnosed fragile X premutation carriers. Open to premutation carriers 18 and over who were diagnosed sometime since January 2018.
Kaylynn Shuleski, a master’s in genetic counseling candidate, is conducting a research study to explore the concerns and challenges caregivers may face when planning long-term supports and living arrangements for their adult children with Fragile X ...
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.