The most effective way to support someone living with FXS in any setting is to maximize their focus, cooperation, and enjoyment. Here's more on the strengths and challenges for individuals with Fragile X, and how to make the most of any experience.
In celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we were joined by a dynamic panel that shared strategies and their individual employment successes! Meaningful employment is important to parents and self-advocates!
Educational strategies are not just helpful for school-aged children! The one-hour Q&A panel discussion, moderated by Hilary Rosselot, includes panelists with expertise and suggestions to support individuals living with Fragile X throughout the lifespan!
Housing Options for Adults With Fragile X Syndrome: Parents Share Their First-Hand Experiences — Webinar
Adult housing options and support services may be limited and difficult to access. A group of parents shared their firsthand experiences supporting their loved one with Fragile X determine a suitable living situation.
Barb Haas-Givler presents a one-hour Q&A session on resources and strategies for the classroom, home, and community.
Jayne Dixon-Weber shares top takeaways from Barbara Haas-Givler's conference presentation on effective strategies to promote and support social skills for individuals with Fragile X syndrome.
A reader asks (and we answer): I heard it can be challenging for individuals with Fragile X to meet new people and be in new situations. Do you have any tips on making the children feel comfortable?
Adult services may be limited and difficult to access, so how does a parent deal with that nagging question that keeps them up at night: What will happen when I’m gone?
Hear an overview of how the Early Check team integrates telehealth models to provide families with the necessary information, support, surveillance, and intervention.
“Hey” was one of my son Ian’s first words, and what he quickly learned was that whomever he said that to responded — with something. Usually it was with a smile and friendly tone to their voice, and you know how quickly our children pick up on that positive feeling.
Jennifer Epstein provides an overview of methods that support the practice of readiness skills, and helps caregivers understand the common hurdles affecting skill attainment specific to Fragile X syndrome.
This session builds on treatment best practices and makes the concept of visual supports tangible and applicable across ages and stages of life for those with FXS.
Strategies to Improve Executive Functioning for School-Aged Girls with Fragile X Syndrome — Presentation
Jayne Dixon-Weber shares top takeaways from Barbara Haas-Givler's conference presentation strategies for improving executive functioning for girls with Fragile X syndrome