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Our Annual Report 2016-2017

Our Annual Report was tabled at the Annual General Meeting held on Sunday 26 November at the Fragile X Association of Australia office. Great overview of the year that was – increasing awareness of Fragile X-associated Disorders within the medical … Continue reading

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Latest Fragile X Newsletter Oct 2017

The October newsletter profiles the Fragile X Community Days in Brisbane and Hobart – which will feature experts Dr Marcia Braden, educational psychologist and special educator from the US, and Dr Jonathan Cohen from the Fragile X Alliance Clinics in Melbourne. … Continue reading

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Annual General Meeting | Sunday 26th Nov 2pm

This year our Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 26th November at 2:00-3:00pm, followed by afternoon tea. RSVP:  Wednesday 22 November.   wendy@fragilex.org.au or call 1300 394 636          

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Brisbane: 1st Nov | FX Information Day

FX Community Day_Brisbane 1 Nov 2017_Flyer We are delighted to host a Fragile X Community Day in Brisbane on Wednesday 1st November.  This is a really unique opportunity to get together, and to hear from the latest from experts Dr Marcia … Continue reading

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Hobart: 3 November | FX Community Day

  We are delighted to host a Fragile X Community Day in Hobart, thanks to the support of Calvary Community Council. A unique opportunity to get together, and to hear from the latest from experts Dr Marcia Braden, educational psychologist … Continue reading

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Click here : to watch Mike training Our board member, Mike Tozer (aka #fastsuitguy) has a very busy 6 weeks ahead…. The Sydney City2Surf is the biggest fun run on the planet, so they say.   And Mike and Helen have a … Continue reading

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Study backs wider carrier screening for Fragile X syndrome

It is estimated that 1 in 250 women are carriers of the Fragile X premutation. These women may be at risk of having a child affected by Fragile X. Testing for Fragile X carrier status is currently available, but current … Continue reading

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Video: When Should a GP Consider a Diagnosis of Fragile X?

When should a GP consider a diagnosis of Fragile X, and why is a diagnosis important? In this 4-minute video Dr Jonathan Cohen from the Fragile X Alliance clinic discusses developmental delay and other symptoms which warrant referral for a … Continue reading

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Video: The link between Fragile X and POI

25% of women whoa re carriers of Fragile X will undergo Primary Ovarian Insufficiency / early menopause.  If anyone has undiagnosed early menopause they should be screened for the FMR1 permutation. Professor Rod Baber is from the University of Sydney, … Continue reading

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Video: Diagnosis: A parent’s perspective

At a very early stage Mike and Helen could see the challenges with Josiah’s development – across the board Josiah was missing milestones. They were very concerned to understand the cause of the delay. It took time and a great … Continue reading

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