Fragile X Awareness Day
July is National Fragile X Awareness Month, July 22 is officially recognized by Congress as Fragile X Awareness Day. We celebrate the entire month of July to increase more awareness and advocacy for Fragile X.
"Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is the most common cause of inherited intellectual disability and the most common known genetic cause of autism or autism spectrum disorders. Symptoms of FXS include a range from learning disabilities to more severe cognitive or intellectual disabilities that were previously referred to as “mental retardation.” Delays in speech and language development are common, as are a variety of physical and behavioral characteristics. FXS is caused by a “full mutation” of the FMR1 Gene."