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.
People with fragile X syndrome have options. Clinical trials are underway and more treatment approaches are in the pipeline. Our mission: to find effective treatments and a cure for fragile X. FRAXA has funded $25,000,000 in research worldwide; hundreds of teams are in their labs right now, testing, seeking, discovering.
FRAXA was founded and is run by parents; we are motivated by our children and others like them. Three Nobel Laureates and many other top-notch scientists make up our Scientific Advisory Board.
When you donate to FRAXA, your dollars go far. We keep management and general expenses under 5 percent.