Fragile X Walk 2016
To benefit the Fragile X Resource Center of Missouri.
Fragile X Syndrome is the most common known cause of inherited intellectual disability.
Fragile X Syndrome is caused by a change in the FMR-1 gene, on the X chromosome.
The features of Fragile X Syndrome, and their severity, are related to the genetic information in the faulty gene causing the condition.
The signs and symptoms of Fragile X Syndrome have five general categories where individuals often show altered or arrested development: 1. Intelligence and learning, 2. Physical, 3. Social and emotional, 4. Speech and language, and 5. Sensory.
Features of Autism and Fragile X Syndrome overlap, but the core deficit in Autism is social interaction, while the core deficit in Fragile X Syndrome is intellectual function and hyper arousal/anxiety.
Fragile X Syndrome affects about 1 in 4000 males and 1 in 6000 females.
Currently, there is no cure for Fragile X Syndrome, nor are there any definitive treatments other than helping the individual develop to their maximal potential through education.