Beginning in 2008 and continuing to the present, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has supported the Fragile X Clinical & Research Consortium (FXCRC) through grants designed to increase our understanding of Fragile X syndrome.
One of the best ways for families to help advance our understanding and to improve treatment is to become part of the FORWARD Registry and Database. FORWARD stands for “Fragile X Online Registry With Accessible Research Database”. Individuals and families can join the Registry without becoming part of the Database. But the two are designed to work together to increase our scientific and clinical understanding of Fragile X syndrome. When visiting a Fragile X Clinic you will be provided with information about the Registry and Database and you will be given an opportunity to participate if you are interested.