Press Releases

  • The month of July is National Fragile X Awareness Month, an extension of Fragile X Awareness Day (July 22), which is officially recognized by Congress to increase 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. Individuals with FXS can experience developmental delays ranging from mild to severe. » FULL ARTICLE

    Posted on July 1, 2014 | Categories : Press Release | 0 Comment
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ted Coutilish (734) 320-7981 tcoutilish@fragilex.org www.fragilex.org (Walnut Creek, CA, October 12, 2013) The National Fragile X Foundation Board of Directors has named Jeffrey Cohen as interim executive director. “We are fortunate Jeff has accepted this role,” NFXF Board President Brad Whitus said. “As a past board president and current Foundation Director of Government Affairs and Advocacy, he is very knowledgeable, widely respected, trusted and admired within the Fragile X community, and is an outstanding advocate. We are excited to move forward seamlessly under his leadership.” Cohen succeeds Robby Miller, who joined the NFXF as executive director in... » FULL ARTICLE

    Posted on October 12, 2013 | Categories : Press Release | 0 Comment
  • Later this spring, Congressman Greg Harper (R-MS) and the National Fragile X Foundation will host a Congressional Roundtable to explore how best to realize the full potential of these research breakthroughs linking Fragile X and autism. The White House clearly sees this potential as well, as the proposed $100 million brain mapping project will only accelerate the pace at which Fragile X and autism will be conquered. » FULL ARTICLE

    Posted on April 10, 2013 | Categories : Press Release | 8 Comments
  • As scientists uncover the precise links between autism and the Fragile X gene, potential treatments to reverse many of the core symptoms of both autism and fragile X syndrome (FXS) are moving closer to reality. » FULL ARTICLE

    Posted on February 27, 2013 | Categories : Advocacy,Press Release | 36 Comments
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Robert Miller 925-938-9300 robmiller@fragilex.org www.fragilex.org Recent findings regarding Fragile X are being discussed at the 13th International Fragile X Conference in Miami. These include that many of the approximately one million carriers of the Fragile X (FX) gene premutation in the U.S., previously believed to be spared from consequences of the mutation responsible for fragile X syndrome (FXS), appear to be at increased risk for development of several significant and adverse health conditions such as: psychological, neurological and auto-immune problems in addition to the already recognized conditions of: fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS), a debilitating neurological... » FULL ARTICLE

    Posted on July 26, 2012 | Categories : 2012,Press Release | 21 Comments
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Robert Miller (925) 938-9300 robmiller@fragilex.org www.fragilex.org Walnut Creek, Calif. — The National Fragile X Foundation, the world’s leading authority on fragile X syndrome, launched its new website today. The site, fragilex.org, has been completely overhauled with a new look that’s broad, roomy, clean, simple and modern. But far from being just the same old site in a flashy new wrapper, the new site has a lot more going on under the hood — simpler navigation, more interactive features, new content, integration with social media networks, intuitive forms and the ability to chat while visiting any... » FULL ARTICLE

    Posted on January 17, 2012 | Categories : Press Release | 0 Comment