The Fragile X Autism Connection
“He crawls into your heart. And he has a way of just touching you. Because he is so sensitive, and he has a good sense of humor. And those are on good days.” It’s the good days for her 13-year-old son, Justin, that Shari Silver is hoping for.
Justin suffers from Fragile X Syndrome, a neurodevelopmental condition that causes symptoms ranging from learning disabilities to severe intellectual disabilities, seizures, speech delay and anxiety. It is the most common known cause of inherited cognitive impairment and the leading known genetic cause of autism.
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