Patrick's Pals raise funds for Fragile X SyndromeJasper, photo contest winnerIsabella, age 5, and Tommy, age 2, have fragile XLuke has Fragile X syndromeRon, Niklas, and Amy Watkins host the annual Fall X Ball

Patrick's PALS 2015 Matching Gift Challenge

Patrick Vershbow's mom and dad and friends are hosting their 19th tournament to benefit FRAXA. Donate in honor of Patrick's PALS to secure $50,000 in matching gifts!

2015 Research Awards are here

12 projects have been funded. Click image to browse.
Help FRAXA fund research by hosting a fundraiser! Click image for information.
Luke is now 16 and as happy, loving, and gentle as ever. He is showing signs of maturity and has a 'fuzzstache' on his upper lip! He is enamored with 'Clifford The Big Red Dog' and loves to be read to. He has limited language but communicates through simple words and gestures. He does well when he is in a familiar routine, but gets fussy when his environment changes. He is a simple child, quick to laugh and smile.

Clinical Trials

Are you interested in joining a study of a new medicine for Fragile X?
Would you like to connect with families near you? FRAXA chapters are here.

What is Fragile X?

Fragile X Syndrome is the most common inherited cause of autism and intellectual disabilities. The cause: one gene defect. Fragile X - ReadMore

Toward a Cure

Clinical trials of new treatments are happening now! People with Fragile X Syndrome have options, with trials enrolling in the U.S. and Europe. More treatment approaches are in the pipeline.Toward a Cure - ReadMore
FRAXA is a 501c3 nonprofit founded by parents. Our mission: to find effective treatments and a cure for Fragile X. FRAXA funds researchers worldwide. Fragile X, FRAXA - Read More

Our Track Record

FRAXA 2013 spending on programs (Research and Education) was 93%, with just 7% spent on overhead (Fundraising and Management).
When you donate to FRAXA, 93 cents of every dollar goes to research and education. FRAXA is top rated by great nonprofits