Whether you’re a newly-diagnosed family in the fragile X community or have been living with the diagnosis for several years, please join us as we speak with Brenda Finucane (Geisinger, ADMI Associate Director & Professor) about the nuts and bolts of Fragile X inheritance.
If you’re looking for a way to take action and make a difference for the Fragile X community, join our local advocacy program! NFXF Advocacy Day may be a once-a-year event, but Fragile X advocacy happens year-round and you don’t have to travel to Washington, DC to be a part of it! Our Washington Team will introduce you to the program, in which we train to volunteers visit their district and state offices to speak on behalf of the Fragile X community. Change can only happen when you get involved!
Love is in the air! Our very good friends, Mouse and Tracy of Developmental FX, join us again to answer questions about Fragile X and behavior on this special Valentine's Day edition of NFXF webinars!
The 'Individualized Education Program, also called the IEP, is a document that is developed for each public school child who needs special education. The IEP is created through a team effort, reviewed periodically. Learn how to best advocate for your child and work with her/his instructors to get the best education.
Our very own founder, Dr. Randi Hagerman of the UC Davis MIND Institute, joins us to discuss issues in Fragile X premutation carriers. Needless to say, she is a major force in research for Fragile X and one of the biggest names in our field! Join us for a presentation and some time for Q&A!
A concern many parents have for their children is whether or not their children will be able move out of the house and to live on their own. The process that mother and CSN leader Anita Inz went through was a difficult challenge, but now her son lives happily in an independent living community with support. She joins us for our upcoming webinar to talk about her experience and her son’s’ current living situation, to help give you an idea of how to navigate the world of independent living.
Our favorite duo, Mouse & Tracy of Developmental FX, join us to discuss Fragile X, autism and behavior. As always, they provided insight and wonderful advice to our audience - and their presence is always a delight!
Fragile X premutation carriers have long expressed concern over issues they might be facing because of having the premutation. Only in recent years has research been making headway into the reality of premutation carrier issues.
Louise W. Gane, MS, joins us to review the emotional, psychosocial and long-term planning issues associated with caring for a loved one diagnosed with FXTAS. Examples and inspiration are provided by those who have or are experiencing life with FXTAS. This webinar focuses on those who care for individuals diagnosed with FXTAS.
Dr. Marcia Braden, licensed psychologist and noted Fragile X expert, leads our latest "Let's Talk" Webinar on Behavior. She begins with a presentation on "How Neurobiology Affects FXS Behavior", followed by a Q&A session from members who were part of the webinar.
Back-to-school can be a time of high anxiety not only for children but for parents and staff, too. NFXF team members Jayne Dixon Weber and Holly Usrey-Roos will help families prepare for this often hectic time in this interactive webinar. Topics will include the making of a "Back-to-School" toolkit, along with discussion on preparing teachers and students for a new school year, transitions, schedules, talking to students and faculty about FXS, and working through fire drills and lockdowns.
Given the great number of medications in the market that address specific issues with fragile X syndrome, the world of treatment can be tough for parents and other caregivers to navigate. One of the most frequent questions they ask is, "Which medication is best for my child?" The National Fragile X Foundation is pleased to address this topic in the first of its series of "Let's Talk" webinars. "Let's Talk Medication for Fragile X Syndrome" features Dr. Craig Erickson, a noted Fragile X expert and medical director of the Fragile X Clinic in Cincinnati, Ohio.