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 (FX-TAS) 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 (Speech, Occupational Therapists, and Physical Therapists) varying upon insurance approval. 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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