Fragile X Syndrome - March of Dimes Fragile X syndrome is the most common inherited form of mental retardation (1, 2). It affects about 1 in 4,000 males and 1 in 8,000 females and occurs in all racial and ethnic groups (1, 2).
Facts About Fragile X Syndrome Fragile X syndrome is the most common genetically-inherited form of mental retardation currently known. In addition to intellectual disability, some individuals with Fragile X display common physical traits and characteristic facial features, such as prominent ears. Children with Fragile X often appear normal in infancy but develop typical physical characteristics during their lifetime.
Fragile X Association of Southern California Our organization was formed to promote public awareness of Fragile X syndrome with special emphasis on educators and health professionals; provide a forum for families of children with Fragile X to meet and share their ideas, concerns and problems; and support scientific research on Fragile X syndrome.
Fragile X Research Foundation Fragile X is a common disorder that often goes undiagnosed. The FAXA Research Foundation supports research aimed at treating or curing this disease.