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Name Fragile X Syndrome
Related to/Also known as  see also Autism
Symptoms

"[Fragile X] is the most common cause of inherited learning disability. It affects boys and girls and causes a wide range of problems with learning and behaviour, from mild to severe. Boys are usually more seriously affected than girls. FXS is caused by an alteration in a particular gene that lies on the X chromosome."

Source: St George's Healthcare NHS Trust
Link opens in new window www.southwestthamesgenetics.nhs.uk/patient_leaflets_Fragile%20X.pdf

Types  
Useful national contacts The Fragile X Society
Tel: 01371 875 100
Email: info@fragilex.org.uk
Website: Link opens in new window www.fragilex.org.uk
Mencap
Helpline 0808 808 1111
Link opens in new window www.mencap.org.uk
Online resources What is Fragile X syndrome? (The National Autistic Society)
Link opens in new window www.autism.org.uk/about-autism/related-conditions/fragile-x-syndrome.aspx

Fragile X syndrome (Contact a Family)
Link opens in new window www.cafamily.org.uk/medical-information/conditions/f/fragile-x-syndrome/
Fragile X syndrome (Mencap)
Link opens in new window www.mencap.org.uk/about-learning-disability/about-learning-disability/learning-disability-and-other-conditions/fragile-x-syndrom

Our resources The library at The Brain Charity has a range of reference resources on this condition and on a wide range of disability-related issues.