Our Fragile X World collects data from families using online surveys and in-person studies. Topics covered include sensory or behavioral challenges, health care experiences, and the impact of Fragile X on families.
About the Study
Who can participate?
You can enroll in the Our Fragile X World registry if you are:
- The parent of a child with Fragile X under 18 years old (premutation or full mutation).
- The parent of an adult male with the full mutation.
- The legal guardian of a child or adult with Fragile X (premutation or full mutation).
- Someone 18 years or older with the full mutation and you are your own legal guardian.
- Someone 18 years or older with the premutation.
What will happen in the study?
To join the Our Fragile X World registry, you will complete an enrollment survey, which takes about 20 minutes. It asks questions about you and your spouse and children (if applicable).
After you have enrolled in the registry by completing the enrollment survey, we may invite you to take part in future studies about Fragile X. You may receive up to two study invitations per year. Most studies are web-based. You can decide whether to take part in each study.
What are the good things that can happen from this research?
There are no personal benefits to you in joining the Our Fragile X World registry, however, future research studies will contribute to our overall understanding of Fragile X and how it affects both children and families.
What are the bad things that can happen from this research?
It is possible that a question on the Our Fragile X World enrollment survey could make you feel uncomfortable but most of the questions in the survey can be skipped.
As with any online survey, there is always a risk that confidentiality may be breached. However, we want to assure you that we make every effort to keep the information you give us secure.
Will you/your child be paid to complete this survey?
There is no payment for joining the Our Fragile X World registry.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our Fragile X World is a research community located at RTI International.
Participants can be in the U.S. or international.
Our Most Recent Opportunities
Study: A Family Genetic Study of Autism and Fragile X Syndrome
The Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Lab at Northwestern University is conducting a research study to learn about how the genes involved in Fragile X syndrome may play a role in language development, cognitive differences, and more.
Study: Aging in Mothers who Carry the FMR1 Premutation
The University of South Carolina is conducting a research study to learn about healthy aging in women who carry the FMR1 premutation.
Study: iBehavior- A Novel Behavior Tracking App Study for individuals with Fragile X syndrome
The T-PAL Lab at the UC Davis MIND Institute is conducting a research study to learn about how we can best measure your child’s behavioral and cognitive functioning in their day-to-day life. Using an iPhone or Android based mobile app at your convenience, you will record your child’s behavior daily for up to 3 weeks. About the Study Who can participate? Parents with a child 5-17 years old with a [...]
Study: Transitioning to Adulthood with Fragile X syndrome
University of Kansas’ LifeSpan Institute is conducting research to learn about the transition to adulthood for individuals with Fragile X syndrome, as well as the experiences of parents of these young adults.
Study: Autonomic and Sensory Functioning in Infants with FMR1 Conditions
Dr. Jane Roberts and the research staff at the Neurodevelopmental Disorders Laboratory at USC are conducting a research study to learn about the development of infants with Fragile X syndrome and Fragile X premutation over the first few years of life.
Study: Language Study for Children and Adolescents with Fragile X syndrome
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst are conducting a study to learn about links between learning and language in Fragile X syndrome.