What's Fragile X?

Fragile X syndrome is the most common inherited cause of autism and intellectual disabilities.
It affects 1 in 4000 boys and 1 in 6000 girls of all races, worldwide.
The cause is a single missing protein which is vital for normal brain function.

We are Working Toward a Cure

FRAXA is solely committed to finding effective treatments and a cure for fragile X. Three Nobel Laureates and other top-notch scientists make up our Scientific Advisory Board. FRAXA has funded over $25,000,000 in research worldwide; hundreds of teams are in their labs right now, testing, seeking, discovering.

You can Help!

Clinical trials are underway and more treatment approaches are in the pipeline. You can help bring these treatments to the families who need them. FRAXA is run by parents; we are motivated by our children and others like them. Our management/general expenses are under 4 percent. When you donate to FRAXA, your dollars count!