Fragile X Association of Australia is a national, not-for-profit member based charity that provides education and support for people living with Fragile X syndrome, Fragile X-associated Disorders and their families / carers. The Association also aims to increase the awareness of Fragile X and its associated disorders and to educate health and other professionals in the management, diagnosis, support and treatment of people living with one of the conditions.
''Mother knows best'' - a familiar phrase and the basis of this piece exploring the importance of taking parental concern into consideration during a consultation when presented with developmental delay, an identifier for Fragile X syndrome.
Dr Jonathan Cohen, parent and medical director, Fragile X Alliance Clinic, provides information regarding the identification and management of fragile X syndrome in primary care.
Fragile X syndrome is a genetic disorder that can lead to intellectual disability. Mike Tozer and Dr Cynthia Roberts share their experiences of having children with this condition, and explore how health professionals can play a supporting role.