Premutation Conference Brings Together World’s Leading Experts

By |2019-10-25T11:04:21-04:00Oct 25, 2019|Carriers, Research|

The 4th annual Fragile X premutation conference was held in the Netherlands in September. Entitled the Fourth International Conference of FMR1 Premutation: Basic Mechanisms, Clinical Involvement and Therapy, it was a gathering of researchers from around the globe to share their current research on Fragile X premutation disorders and think about what is next. The NFXF supported the conference.

Critical Incident Management for Mothers of Children with Fragile X Syndrome

By |2024-05-10T11:09:47-04:00Feb 9, 2017|Carriers|

Dealing with critical incidents is very important for caregivers of individuals with Fragile X syndrome (FXS), particularly biological mothers. Unfortunately, critical incidents occur frequently for many caregivers of children with FXS. Behavioral outbursts and aggression are critical incidents that take place in the home or in the community. For biological mothers of children with FXS who carry the premutation gene, there is the added predisposition to anxiety, as well as other emotional concerns (Coleman & Riley, 2014), which can amplify their response to these critical incidents.