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The Launch of the International Fragile X Premutation Registry

By |Nov 12, 2020|

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.

Help Expand Telehealth Options

By |Nov 10, 2020|

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.

Survey: Cannabidiol (CBD) Use with Fragile X Syndrome

By |Nov 10, 2020|

A Mount Sinai Genetic Counseling graduate student is conducting a research study to learn about possible benefits and side effects of CBD supplements when used to treat FXS symptoms. This information will be obtained by using an anonymous online parental and caregiver survey.  About the Survey »

Survey: How has the COVID-19 Pandemic Impacted Fragile X Families

By |Nov 9, 2020|

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. 

NFXF Advocacy in 2021

By |Nov 5, 2020|

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.

Camping and Fragile X

By |Oct 30, 2020|

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.

Sneak Peek at the International Fragile X Premutation Registry

By |Oct 29, 2020|

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.

Fragile X and Face Masks (Not What FXFM Stands For)

By |Oct 14, 2020|

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.

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