Programs & Services

About Fragile X


Fragile X is a family of conditions associated with changes in the Fragile X gene. Fragile X syndrome is the most common known cause of inherited intellectual disability and affects 1 in 3600 individuals and, in boys, can also cause Autism.

Fragile X affects other members of the family as well, causing Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (FX-POI) in women and Fragile X Tremor / Ataxia Syndrome in adults over 50 years.

Treating Fragile X

Each child seen in Fragile X Clinic is seen by a Developmental Pediatrician / Nurse Practitioner and Genetics. Most patients are also evaluated by rehabilitation services which may,varying upon insurance approval, include:

  • Speech
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists

The Program Coordinator works with each family. There is a virtual of team of other medical subspecialty providers at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and in the community who are dedicated to working with children with Fragile X Syndrome and their families.

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