The NC Fragile X LINKS Group was created by families affected by Fragile X Syndrome to help, assist, guide and connect with other families in the Carolinas, also affected by Fragile X and associated developmental disorders. Perhaps you are a family newly diagnosed and looking for advice as to the next steps, coping with life and wanting to connect with other families with similar experiences? Maybe you are a family, individual or professional experienced with Fragile X, its treatment, therapeutic regimen, challenges and joys? Or, even if you are here to simply find out more about this disorder (and, if so, we’re delighted that you are), we hope that the information and resources you find here will set you on the right path.
What is Fragile X?
Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) is a genetic disorder caused by a mutation (a change in the DNA structure) in the X chromosome. It results in a wide range of developmental, physical and behavioural problems and is the most common known cause of inherited developmental disability worldwide.